André Onana will immediately train with the A-selection of Ajax.

The goalkeeper, who can return to action from November 4 after a doping suspension, has been training with Young Ajax since the beginning of September.

"No one is happy with the situation that has arisen as a result of the suspension. But we should not be naive either. It is important for Ajax that we have a wide and good selection at our disposal, there is room for André," says Ajax coach Erik ten Hag on the club's website on Thursday about the return of Onana.

Director of football affairs Marc Overmars previously announced that the role of 25-year-old Onana, who will run out of his contract after this season, had been played out at Ajax.

That was because both parties could not agree on a new contract.

Partly because of the long-term injury of Maarten Stekelenburg, Overmars is now coming back to that.

"It was clear to us that André would make a transfer last summer. That did not happen and so he is still under contract with us. My position on his situation was clear, but the interest of Ajax is paramount and from this point of view it is good that he reports back to the first team," said Overmars.

André Onana has been serving a suspension since February 5.

André Onana has been serving a suspension since February 5.

Photo: Pro Shots

Onana has been absent for eight months

Onana was tested positive for furosemide in a doping control in October last year.

It earned him a one-year suspension in February, which was reduced to nine months on appeal.

Ajax attracted two new goalkeepers this summer with Remko Pasveer and Jay Gorter.

Stekelenburg was still the first goalkeeper, but he was injured in September and Pasveer has been the first goalkeeper ever since.

Later it turned out that Stekelenburg had to have surgery on his hip and will be sidelined for the entire season.

Onana has been playing at Ajax since 2014 and was the first goalkeeper from mid-2017 until his suspension.

The goalkeeper from Cameroon seemed to move from Amsterdam in the past transfer period, but a transition did not occur.

Keywords: