The Brazilian would like to join the English club, which is already negotiating with Ajax for a transfer.
Manchester United are already working on the outlines of next season’s squad and one of their targets is Brazilian striker Antony, currently at Ajax Amsterdam. And for good reason, the new coach of the northern England club, Erik Ten Hag, has managed the striker in recent years and now wants to take him with him to Old Trafford.
Ajax would like to keep him for another year
This is the reason why Manchester United have contacted the Dutch team to negotiate a transfer. According to information from goalAjax Amsterdam’s idea a few days ago was to keep him for another year, but Manchester United are pushing with a big offer, which has opened the door for a possible transfer.
Another key aspect of this possible deal is the player’s interest in Manchester United which has come to light. Although he is happy in Amsterdam, the former São Paulo player would be happy to leave the Johan Cruyff Arena to join Old Trafford as he would see it as a leap forward in his career. This is a giant club with a great history behind it, especially over the past three decades, which is fighting to get back into the limelight but has the money and the power to make it happen.
A transfer to 60 million euros
As reported Goal Brazil a few days ago, Manchester United would be ready to pay 60 million for the player, which according to the Dutch press is the figure that Ajax Amsterdam would ask to let him go. There are good relations between the two clubs, personified by the figure of Edwin van der Sar, a former goalkeeper who played for both clubs and who is currently the general manager of the Dutch club.
It should be remembered that São Paulo, Antony’s training club, when he let him go to Ajax, kept 20% of a future sale. In other words, if the transfer to Manchester for 60 million euros is carried out, the Brazilian team would take around 15 million of this sum, as well as a percentage for training rights, as also reported Goal Brazil.
It would be one of the biggest moves in this market due to the player’s explosion this season, although many details are yet to be finalized. Other big clubs like PSG and FC Barcelona have approached him in recent months, but it is Manchester United who have taken the initiative and the lead in this matter. The next few days will be decisive to know the future of one of the revelations in Europe of last season.