La Masia graduate Onana: 'Clubs don't have faith in black goakeepers'
- The Cameroon international reckons black shot-stoppers don't get enough chances to make it to the top level.
- Top clubs don't trust black goalkeepers and this is a serious issue, Onana believes.
- Andre spent five years at La Masia but was forced to leave and join Ajax.
- Barca showed interest in their former academy player last summer.
"Clubs do not have faith in black goalkeepers," noted the Cameroon international. "That’s a reality. You just have to look. It is not me who is saying it…
"I am not a specialist on training sessions. They have their reasons. We must often see that black goalkeepers lack concentration then…"
Onana is certainly correct in his assumption: apart from Mandanda, Kameni and Enyeama there weren't many high profile goalkeepers of colour in European football recently. Onana himself as an exception who further proves the rule.
The 23-year-old is currently one of the most promising goalkeepers in the world. The Cameroonian spent five seasons at La Masia before leaving for Ajax back in 2015. Andre managed to break into Ajax's senior squad in the 2016/17 season and played over 150 matches for the Dutch side since then.