Manchester United have been trying to secure the signature of Antony for quite some time and the latest reports suggest that a new offer has been submitted.
The Red Devils had a bid worth £67.6million turned down and yesterday, The Times revealed that they are preparing an even bigger offer to lure the attacker, who is valued at around £84.5million.
As per today’s version of Sport (news image provided below), the Old Trafford club could end up offloading Cristiano Ronaldo and are looking to strengthen their offense.
The Spanish news source claim Erik ten Hag is eager to sign Antony from Ajax and the last offer Man Utd have submitted is of around £80.2million (95 million euros).
The Catalan media outlet have mentioned that thus far, the Dutch champions have not responded to the offer made by the Premier League side.
Ajax manager, Alfred Schreuder, has confirmed United’s interest in Antony and the player’s desire to leave. Moreover, he also indicated that the Brazilian international could be sold (via The Mail):
“We are not assuming Antony will leave Ajax but everyone knows I rate Ziyech — €80m (£67m, United’s opening bid) is a lot of money, €100m (£84m) is also a lot of money. But I explained that we’ve already sold a lot of players, so it wouldn’t be good if we sold another one.”
The 22-year-old winger, who won the Gold Medal at the Olympics in 2021, directly contributed in over 20 goals for the Eredivisie giants in the last campaign.
Antony mainly plays on the right flank and if signed, the South American will improve the quality and depth in the wide attacking positions.
However, with Cavani already gone, if Ronaldo also ends up leaving, Man United should move to secure the signing of a center forward to reinforce the strike-force.