The Lowdown: Antony links
The Red Devils have brought in three new players for Erik ten Hag in Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez but are yet to bolster their centre-forward or wide ranks.
Antony has been linked with a move to Old Trafford since the end of April, similar to Frenkie de Jong, and it looks as if the club are still keen on the 26-goal winger who has been hailed as ‘elegant‘ by talent scout Jacek Kulig.
The Latest: Sheth’s comments
Talking to GiveMeSport, Sheth believes the interest in Antony ‘remains’, however, it appears as if the two clubs have been way apart when it come to a potential figure involved.
“I think even before Ronaldo announced what he wanted to do there was an interest in Antony. I think that interest remains. I think that what United would have been prepared to pay Ajax is well short of what Ajax’s valuation of Antony is.”
This tracks along with a claim from talkSPORT, who reported last week move is still ‘very much on’.
Will United end up signing Antony?
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The Verdict: Get it done
United were willing to meet Ajax’s demands when it comes to Martinez, so they would be wise to do the same with Antony as Ten Hag doesn’t have a senior right-winger to choose from, with Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford both primarily left-wingers, as per Transfermarkt.
The Brazilian, labelled as a player who gives defenders ‘sleepless nights’ by journalist Johan Derksen, is just 22 years of age and starred under Ten Hag last season with 22 goal involvements in 33 games.
He is valued at a career-high £31.5m by Transfermarkt, a figure which you’d expect will only increase, so United could be wise to meet Ajax’s demands and bring in a third exciting winger in Antony from the right, leaving Sancho and Rashford to battle it out on the left.
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