According to journalist Jorge Nicola of ESPN, a reliable source for news on Brazilian players, Manchester United have submitted a €45 million opening bid to sign Antony from Ajax this summer.
Erik ten Hag is eager to bring Antony with him to Old Trafford before his debut season as our new manager.
However, Jorge understands that Ajax are unlikely to accept the bid as they hope to sell Antony for a higher fee. Before leaving, Ten Hag won the Eredivisie with the Dutch giants, capping off yet another successful campaign.
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That said, Jorge claims ‘it’s only a matter of time’ before the deal is finalized given Ajax’s good relationship with United.
Antony, 22, scored 12 goals and provided four assists for Ajax last season. He’s believed to be open to the idea of joining Ten Hag at United.