Man Utd's transfer for Antony 'still on' as Erik ten Hag refuses to give up on £70m Ajax winger | The Sun

Man Utd's transfer for Antony 'still on' as Erik ten Hag refuses to give up on £70m Ajax winger | The Sun

07/21/2022

MANCHESTER UNITED’S transfer move for Ajax star Antony is “very much still on” claims a new report.

New boss Erik ten Hag is keen to strengthen his attack ahead of the new season and has already captured Christian Eriksen on a free transfer. 

He has already raided his old club Ajax for full-back Lisandro Martinez and has also been heavily linked with the Brazilian winger.

United are believed to have switched their attention elsewhere after they had a £51million bid rejected for the 22-year-old.

However, talkSPORT are now claiming that they understand that is not the case.

Speaking on White and Jordan, transfer insider Alex Crook said: “I’ve been getting some information about a player we’ve spoken about before, Antony at Ajax.

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“There have been a lot of reports that Manchester United’s interest in him is over.

“I was under the impression last week that a move for him would only be a target if Cristiano Ronaldo was to leave. That may not be the case.”

He added: “I’ve had some information from a very reliable source that Manchester United are still very much looking to bring Antony to the Premier League.

“Erik ten Hag is a big admirer of his qualities and believes he can add something to his Manchester United rebuild.

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“They haven’t got a specific price yet, but the price discussed over in Holland is 70million euros, or a little bit less than that.

“But the message I’ve been given is that Antony to Manchester United is very much still on and therefore one to keep an eye on during the remainder of the transfer window.”

Antony, who has also been linked with Liverpool this week, previously heaped praise on his former boss Ten Hag for making players better.

He said: “Erik ten Hag is an incredible manager, with lots of eye for detail.

“The team is the most important to him, but every player becomes better due to his training sessions.

“Since my arrival he gave me so much confidence, I am thankful for that and I respect him a lot."

The Red Devils have scored 11 and conceded twice in three pre-season games since Ten Hag’s arrival.

Rivals Liverpool were beaten 4-0 in Thailand, and wins against Melbourne Victory and Crystal Palace followed.

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