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Manchester United: Alex Crook makes Antony claim

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TalkSPORT Journalist Alex Crook has claimed that Manchester United are ‘working hard’ on signing Ajax forward Antony.

The Lowdown: Transfer movement

The Red Devils are finally making progress in their attempts to bring in new players for Erik ten Hag, with the new season fast approaching.

United have reportedly agreed deals in principle for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong and Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia.

Antony, labelled as a player who gives defenders ‘sleepless nights’, has also been linked with an Old Trafford move in recent weeks.

The Latest: Crook’s comments

Talking to GiveMeSport, Crook said that he knows United have been ‘working hard’ on signing Antony but added that agreeing on a fee could be an issue.

“I know United have been working hard on Antony, but the fee that I was given was £40million.

“I think their asking price is nearer £60million so, obviously, there’s negotiating to be done there.”

The Verdict: Fingers crossed

United could do with attacking reinforcements over the coming weeks, especially on the right-hand side. Ten Hag doesn’t have a senior right-winger to choose from at this moment in time, so bringing in Antony, who is still just 22 years of age, could be a brilliant move.

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The Brazilian starred under Ten Hag last season, contributing to 22 goals in 32 games solely as a right-winger, so he could solve United’s shortages in that area with a big-money move.


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