The Lowdown: Antony linked with Man Utd
The Red Devils were first linked with a move for the right-winger following Erik ten Hag’s appointment towards the end of April. Rumours have continued in recent months, with journalist Alex Crook stating that United are ‘working hard’ on a move for Antony.
Hailed by Dutch football pundit Johan Derksen as a player who gives defenders ‘sleepless nights’, the 22-year-old has scored 26 goals during his club career, 12 of which came under Ten Hag last season.
The Latest: Romano’s claim on Antony
Talking to GiveMeSport, Romano said that Antony is ‘an option’ for United, although he claimed that agreeing on a fee could prove tricky.
The Italian transfer guru stated:
“At the moment, we have to consider Antony as an option for Manchester United.
“The real point will be the fee, I think, because Ajax have already lost many big players and the feeling around Lisandro Martinez is for him to go this summer.”
The Verdict: Needed
United could do with bolstering their attacking ranks ahead of the new season, and Antony could be the perfect addition both in the short run and over the long-term.
He has just come off the back of his best season in front of goal and was used solely as a right-winger by Ten Hag.
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Ten Hag knows how to get the best out of Antony, and you’d like to think that he’ll only get better. He could solve United’s problems on the right flank going forward, with the likes of Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Anthony Elanga battling it out for a spot on the opposite wing.
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