The Lowdown: Antony links
The Brazilian winger, dubbed ‘electric’ by football writer Karan Tejwani, has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford. However, the Red Devils haven’t made any real progress on a move for the 22-year-old yet, who broke through under Erik ten Hag at Ajax.
United are also looking at RB Salzburg’s Benjamin Sesko, but it seems as if the club haven’t given up hope of bringing Antony to Old Trafford just yet.
The Latest: Crook’s comments
Talking to GMS, Crook labelled a move to United as 50/50 at this moment in time, stating that Ten Hag is open to a move, as is the player.
Ajax, though, appear to be standing firm after already cashing in on a number of key men this summer.
“It’s 50/50 at this stage. Ten Hag is very keen. The player wants to come, but Ajax are in quite a strong position because they’ve already raised money by selling Martinez and Haller, so they don’t need to sell him on the cheap.”
The Verdict: Dragging on
The links to Antony are starting to feel similar to the ones for Frenkie de Jong. United have had the central midfielder as a priority target all summer, but the saga with the Barcelona man feels like it will never end.
Ten Hag doesn’t have a senior right-winger heading into the new season, so a move for Antony, who has netted 27 goals during his club career and has already impressed under Ten Hag appears to be a no-brainer.
It seems as if this transfer could also prove complicated, so there may have to come a point where United end their long-term interest in both players with time ticking until the deadline.
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