Antony's agents 'travel to Europe to push through Man Utd transfer' with Ajax star set for £51m move | The SunJune 9, 2022
MANCHESTER UNITED are in talks over a £51million transfer for Ajax winger Antony, according to reports.
New boss Erik ten Hag wants to bring Antony with him to Old Trafford from Ajax, recognising that The Red Devils current squad lacks a true quality right-winger.
The 22-year-old Brazilian enjoyed a productive year under Ten Hag at Ajax last season, bagging 12 goals and 10 assists in 33 appearances in all competitions.
Antony has also made his Brazil debut during their World Cup qualifying campaign. He has made nine appearances where he has scored and assisted twice each.
According to GOAL, Antony's agents have flown to Europe for talks with Man United over a £51million transfer.
The report indicates a deal could be struck in the coming days between the two parties.
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United are currently in Ajax's good books after a seamless transition in bringing Ten Hag to them.
They are also said to be in talks with the Eredivisie champions for Jurrien Timber, another Ten Hag favourite while at Ajax.
Jadon Sancho was brought in to fill the void at right-wing last summer, but his best form at United so far has come from the left, though the teams dysfunctional personality this season won't have helped the transition.
The new United boss has already got to work gutting the current squad, allowing the likes of Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard to leave on free transfers and sanctioning the departure of others.
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Asides from the two aforementioned Ajax stars Ten Hag also wants to bring in former Ajax star Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona, with The Red Devils believing a deal can be struck with the Spanish giants.
The tricky part in this deal is convincing him to join a club outside of the Champions League, but United hope that a colossal contract offer, as well as Ten Hag's pull can get the deal over the line.
Other linked players include the likes of Pau Torres, who made it to the Champions League semi-finals with Villarreal this season and beat United in the Europa League final the year before.
United have also been linked with a shock move for Christian Eriksen, who is available on a free transfer.
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