Winger Antony is one of those Ajax players who are being talked up in regards to a potential Old Trafford move.
It’s journalist Jorge Nicola with the latest information. On his YouTube channel, he claims that United have made an offer to sign the Brazilian. That figure is thought to be around £38.5m (€45m), though Ajax are thought to want a higher figure for the player.
What’s interesting is that Nicola added that Antony is Ten Hag’s ‘number one request’, before stating it’s only a ‘matter of time’ before this deal is done.
“He is the number one request of Erik ten Hag, it’s just a matter of time and negotiations for the agreement to be closed.” Nicola said.
I’m not going to sit here and tell you that Antony is the best thing since sliced bread. In fact, I don’t particularly know much about him as a player.
However, I do know that United need help in the final third of the field. Aside from Cristiano Ronaldo, our attackers majorly struggled in 2021/22. Bringing in someone who enjoyed a top-class season under Ten Hag definitely makes a lot of sense.
There is always a risk when buying from the Netherlands, though. Just look at Memphis Depay, who came to Manchester with promise aplenty, but largely struggled to adjust to the English game.