Manchester United are getting closer to signing Ajax winger Antony as manager Erik ten Hag targets his former club for the second time this summer.
Manchester United are making progress in their pursuit of Ajax winger Antony, as his representative has been to the UK for official talks.
Erik ten Hag is eager to reconcile with his former player during the summer transfer window, and a cost of £68 million has been proposed for the 22-year-old Brazilian international. Ajax thought to have signed a straight replacement for Antony in the form of Portuguese forward Francisco Conceicao, giving United a big boost earlier this week.
After failing with a £51 million deal for the Sao Paulo native in early July, Old Trafford executives must decide whether to spend additional money to satisfy the Amsterdam giants’ valuation. Meanwhile, the Red Devils are ready to meet with one of Antony’s agents in order to agree on personal terms.
Ten Hag’s objective for the remaining weeks of the transfer window is an attacker. This summer, the Dutchman has already returned to his previous club, sealing a deal for versatile defender Lisandro Martinez, while left-back Tyrell Malacia was the first player through the door during his stint, joining from Feyenoord.
Christian Eriksen, a Danish playmaker who shone during a brief stay with Brentford last season, has also joined United on a free transfer. Despite Edinson Cavani’s departure at the end of his contract at the end of June, Ten Hag has yet to improve his frontline.
The need for a new face in attack may become even more pressing in the coming weeks as Cristiano Ronaldo continues to advocate for a move away from Old Trafford, despite the fact that his alternatives are becoming increasingly limited by the day. Antony is still his top pick, according to The Times.