Regardless of their current troubles, the identify of Manchester United remains to be a giant attraction to a few of the world’s finest footballers and Ajax’s winger, Antony, has reportedly bought the bug.
The Brazilian is reportedly one among United boss Erik ten Hag’s prime switch targets this summer season as he seems to bolster an assault that has misplaced the likes of Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood over the previous couple of months.
However the method appeared to have fallen on deaf ears as Ajax slapped a large €70 – €80 million asking value on the participant.
Nevertheless, the 22 yr previous has been reported to be “fervently hoping” for his dream transfer.
“Antony is set to safe a transfer to Manchester United this summer season although Ajax have tried to chase away curiosity within the Brazil winger by demanding a charge of £69 million for his signature,” The Instances claimed this morning.
“He believes that he’s able to play within the Premier League and is considering working once more with Ten Hag.
“[United] have already spoken to Ajax about Antony.”
This has been corroborated tonight by switch guru Fabrizio Romano, who claims that this need has led him to begin pushing the Dutch aspect to let him depart.
“Manchester United are actually and already had contacts to discover potential deal, “ Romano mentioned.
“Not the one membership, however with ten Hag pushing.
“Been informed participant’s camp now asking Ajax to hearken to bids for Antony this summer season, even when price ticket will likely be excessive.”
Antony scenario. Manchester United are actually and already had contacts to discover potential deal – not the one membership, however with ten Hag pushing. 🇧🇷 #MUFC
Been informed participant’s camp now asking Ajax to hearken to bids for Antony this summer season, even when price ticket will likely be excessive. pic.twitter.com/OELd3cxASi
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 23, 2022
That will likely be music to United’s ears, particularly in a summer season that has seen zero incomings to date regardless of six gamers being set to go away Previous Trafford in every week’s time.
Antony’s enthusiasm to be reunited with Ten Hag on the larger Premier League stage might push Ajax right into a extra malleable place. No one desires an sad participant on their arms.
How a lot United should spend on the winger might depend upon what deal, if any, is struk with Barcelona for prime goal, Frenkie de Jong.