“He wants to go to Manchester United” – Dharmesh Sheth drops exciting Old Trafford claim as Players accept terms
The Red Devils want to strengthen their wide attacking department before the transfer window ends on September 1st, and Antony remains their top priority.
Last month, United failed with an opening bid of £51 million for Brazil international. This was followed by another failed bid of £68 million last week.
Man United are likely to launch a fresh proposal of £79 million for the Sao Paulo graduate, despite Ajax’s current asking price of roughly £85 million.
In our opinion:
Antony has recently advocated for relocation to Old Trafford. He refused to exercise on Friday and Saturday and was left out of Ajax’s team for Sunday’s match against Rotterdam.
Despite this, the Dutch champions seem unconcerned about the issue and have maintained their asking price for the South American attacker, so it remains to be seen whether a deal can be reached.
Manchester United’s upcoming offer will be lower than the transfer valuation, but they will be hopeful that Ajax will be persuaded to rethink their stance with Antony eager to leave.
Their chances of signing the 22-year-old could rise if the Brazilian is willing to submit a transfer request. Antony would forfeit his loyalty bonuses if he did so.
Last night, Manchester United outperformed Liverpool. They won 2-1 at home, with Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Anthony Elanga all shining on the wings.
Nonetheless, boss Erik ten Hag will desire strong competition for roster spots. Antony would be able to do just that. He possesses good speed and dribbling abilities, and he can make crucial passes in the final third.
He also has an uncanny ability to find the back of the net. This summer, he may not be the only winger signed. United appear to be interested in signing Cody Gakpo to improve their left-wing department.