Manchester United offered £51 million for Ajax winger Antony

Ajax coach Erik ten Hag
Ajax coach Erik ten Hag | Photo Credit: IMAGO

Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing the Brazilian winger Antony from Ajax this summer.

The 22-year-old has been outstanding for the Dutch outfit since joining them in 2020 and he could improve the Manchester United attack significantly next season.

However, a report from claims that Ajax are holding out for a fee of around £70 million for the young winger whereas Manchester United have only offered £51 million for his services.

The report further states that the Brazilian winger’s agent is currently pressuring the Dutch outfit to accept a lower fee for his client and the player is extremely keen on moving to the Premier League this summer. It will be interesting to see if Ajax are willing to lower their demand for the youngster over the coming weeks.

Antony has a contract with Ajax until the summer of 2025 and therefore the Dutch outfit or under no pressure to sell him for a bargain this summer.

Furthermore, the Ajax manager has confirmed that the club do not want to sell the player this summer and they will do everything in their power to keep him in Amsterdam next season.

He said: “It is clear that we want to keep that boy. I think he still has a contract until 2025. I really want to work with him; he knows that, and the club knows that too.”

Manchester United are in desperate need of attacking reinforcements and bringing in the right-sided winger would be ideal for them. However, it will be interesting to see how they accommodate Antony and Jadon Sancho in the same starting lineup with both players operating on the right flank.

Manchester United have recently appointed Erik Ten Hag as their new manager and the Dutchman worked with Antony during their time together at Ajax. He knows the Brazilian well and he will be hoping to get the best out of the 22-year-old at Old Trafford next season.

However, the two clubs are still £20 million apart in terms of valuation and it remains to be seen whether they can reach a compromise in the coming weeks now.