Manchester United suffer blow over Antony transfer
Manchester United are in need of a squad overhaul this summer, with the club recently completing their fifth season without a single piece of silverware. Not only that, but they couldn’t even qualify for the UEFA Champions League and were disappointed in the domestic cup competitions as well. Thus, it was a disastrous campaign to say the least, which saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer being shown the exit door in the middle of it and Ralf Rangnick failing to make an impact as caretaker manager.
So, it’s safe to say that new manager Erik ten Hag has his work cut out for him. His record at Ajax may have been exceptional, but it promises to be a whole different ball game for the Dutch manager. Let’s see if he can handle the pressure.
It’s no surprise that Manchester United have been linked with a number of their former Ajax players of late. And the last name is that of Antony, the Brazilian winger who has been incredibly impressive lately.
Some rumors had suggested that Manchester United could complete a move in the range of €45-50m but now it looks like that won’t be enough to sign Antony from Ajax this summer. As reported by GIVEMESPORT, Fabrizio Romano said of the situation:
“The real point is about Ajax because Ajax would like to keep the player for one more season. They want a big fee for Antoine.
“When I see a potential offer of €45m or €50m, I’m told that Ajax actually want a lot more than that for the Brazilian, so it won’t be easy.”
Manchester United suffer blow in bid to sign Antony from Ajax
Antony stood out for Ajax last season, both domestically and in Europe, catching the attention of European clubs not only for his efficiency but also for his incredible quality of play.
According to Transfermarkt stats, Antony scored 12 goals and provided 10 assists in 33 appearances for Ajax last season.
Manchester United could certainly do with more quality on the wings, especially with Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho struggling lately. But it’s clear that signing Antony from Ajax won’t be easy.