Ajax have decided to register goalkeeper Andre Onana for the Champions League despite their contract dispute with the goalkeeper. The Cameroonian goalkeeper has refused to extend his current contract despite the Dutch giants paying his salary while he has been suspended for the use of an illegal substance. Onana is suspended until November 4th but will be able to train with Ajax from September 4th. De Telegraaf now reports that the goalkeeper has been registered for the group stages of the Champions League.
The Cameroon international can train again from Saturday, though he isn’t welcome in the first team until further notice. Ajax director Marc Overmars announced on Thursday that Onana will be training with the second team. “We have decided that André will start goalkeeper training and group training at Jong Ajax”, Overmars said. “The question is whether he will qualify for the first team in the long term. We have now continued without him and have recruited two keepers during his suspension. One experienced and one talented, the latter with a view to our future.”
Onana’s contract ends at the end of the current season and Ajax wanted to sell the goalkeeper during the summer. There were many rumours around him including an official offer from French club Olympique Lyon. Onana rejected the move and is keen on leaving Ajax on a free transfer next summer. In the meantime Ajax have signed experienced goalkeeper Remko Pasveer and talented Jay Gorter as the replacements of Onana.