French Ligue 1 club Olympique Lyon have agreed a deal in principle to sign Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana, according to multiple reports. The Cameroon international goalkeeper who is yet to feature in any game of football since he was slapped with a ban following a discovery that he failed a doping test, had been attracting a lot of interest from a couple of clubs across Europe including English Premier League club Arsenal. But the Gunners were concerned about his football ban and it resulted in them not making any formal approach to his club Ajax for the acquisition of his services.

Arsenal may now have to look elsewhere in their search for a new goalkeeper this summer as reports continue to make the rounds that German shot-stopper Bernd Leno could be leaving the Emirates this summer. Leno’s future at Arsenal has come under question a couple of times in the past but he is still an Arsenal player for now but with the reports continuing to gather pace, it is likely that the north London club could be willing to cash in on him in the coming weeks.

The fee that was agreed between Lyon and Ajax is reportedly £6 million but according to the same reports, the goalkeeper is set to delay the transfer until January and could be making the transfer permanent in the winter transfer window. His future has had a huge question mark above it since he was slapped with the ban and there were reports that he could miss his spot in the Cameroon national team ahead of next year’s World Cup, but with the latest development, he could have earned himself a lifeline.

The African star is an outstanding goalkeeper and for a fee as little as £6 million, Lyon will be getting themselves one of the best around.