Manchester United are able to bring their interest in Ajax winger Antony back to life and make a blockbuster approach for Erik ten Hag’s priority attacking goal. The Red Devils are set to launch their final push for Antony in the approaching days amid a dramatic end to the summer transfer window.
United had hoped to reunite Ten Hag with the 22-year-old after their successful relationship within the Netherlands earlier this summer. Nonetheless, Ajax inflated their asking price from £68million to £84m to indicate that he wasn’t on the market this summer after losing several other key first-team stars.
But just as United’s pursuit was seemingly dead and buried, there could possibly be hope for Ten Hag and supporters desperate for attacking reinforcements yet. In keeping with Sky Sports, the club are back in for Antony and can present a ‘massive offer’ to Ajax this week.
Whether United’s fresh approach will meet the Dutch Eredivisie champions’ demands stays to be seen, especially considering the shortage of time they’d have to search out a worthy substitute. Nonetheless, it could persuade them to money in on their headline star if it’s price significantly higher than the initial attempt.
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United have already done business with Ajax this summer, luring Lisandro Martinez to Old Trafford in a £57m deal. The tenacious central defender’s desire to go away for the Premier League was crucial in pushing the move through, and Antony can have to make similar moves if he’s to reunite with Ten Hag in England.
The Brazilian left viewers in awe over his role in Ajax’s 6-1 win over FC Groningen on the weekend, firing in a long-range goal and providing an assist before half-time. He also showcased incredible skill – especially at one particular moment when he beat three opponents directly to enter the box – to point out United exactly what they’d be missing.
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