With the reveal of Andre Onana’s price tag, several Fantasy Premier League enthusiasts have already begun incorporating the Manchester United custodian into their lineups for the first game week.
Following an eventful week that saw Onana passing his medical examinations and confirming his £47.5 million transition from Inter Milan, the former Cameroon goalie has indeed created quite a buzz. The 27-year-old joined his United teammates for their American pre-season tour on Thursday, a mere two days after wrapping up his medical formalities.
Although Onana wasn’t part of the squad that triumphed 2-0 against Arsenal at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium this past Saturday, it is predicted that he will make an appearance in Erik ten Hag’s line-up soon.
As per the Fantasy Premier League website, Onana has been priced at a tempting £5.0m, just ahead of the Red Devils’ inaugural match against Wolves on August 14.
The Fantasy Premier League scout endorsed the addition of Onana to the FPL rosters, highlighting that he offers a more economical option into United’s backline compared to Luke Shaw, who is already a part of 34% of teams and costs £5.5m. The scout emphasized that United, which boasted the highest home clean sheets last season, will play host to Wolves and Nottingham Forest within the first three game weeks.
United’s official website has also endorsed Onana’s selection in FPL teams, stating that it would be an oversight not to consider the new No. 24 for your squad, given his price of £5m for the upcoming season. The website reminded FPL users that United registered an impressive 17 clean sheets in the previous season, resulting in a third-place finish.
With a £100m overall budget for FPL managers, Onana is definitely a valuable addition.