Manchester United look set to finish a deal for Ajax star Antony with the Brazilian winger expected to be within the UK in the following 48 hours to finish a medical. The Red Devils are widely reported to have agreed a £84million deal for the 22-year-old after he emerged as recent boss Erik ten Hag’s top goal.
The transfer saga regarding the wide-man has dragged on throughout the summer after United had a lot of bids for his services rejected. Nevertheless, events have sped up in recent weeks after the 20-time English champions had a bid of £63.8m rejected for the star.
The event appeared to show the player’s head because the Brazil international refused to attend training with the Eredivisie champions in an effort to force through a move. He has since missed the club’s victories over Sparta Rotterdam and Utrecht because of this of his decision.
It now appears that he has been capable of force through his dream move to the Premier League after the 2 clubs got here to an agreement of around £84m for the player. Sky Sports transfer guru Dharmesh Sheth has reported that the winger shall be within the UK inside 48 hours in an effort to complete his medical and finalise the transfer.
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Earlier this week, Antony conducted an interview with Fabrizio Romano where he confirmed his intention to go away his current side despite being joyful within the Netherlands’ capital.
“Since February of this 12 months, my agents got here to Amsterdam to tell Ajax of my desire to go away the club to face a recent challenge and that some interested clubs would arrive and with them, actually an important offer,” he explained.
“In the course of the window months, meetings continued and I also received a proposal from Ajax for contract renewal. I made it clear once more: I would like to go away. I used to be very joyful in Amsterdam, I won titles at Ajax, made friends and built a part of my profession, but now I reinforce that I’m ready and stuffed with motivation to follow my story and my dreams.
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“People must hearken to me and understand that my motivation moves me towards happiness. I want this to proceed acting at a high level. Ajax will at all times be in my heart.”
Antony is prone to arrive at Old Trafford to a hero’s welcome given the club’s subpar begin to the season. It stays to be seen whether or not he shall be joined by every other recent faces before the transfer window slams shut at midnight on Thursday.
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