Having already agreed a deal to sign Lisandro Martinez, Manchester United have been pushing to secure Antony from Ajax as well.
According to The Mirror, Man Utd are ‘edging closer’ to signing the Brazilian international as Erik ten Hag looks to strengthen his attack for the next campaign.
The renowned news source have mentioned that the representative of the 22-year-old has flown to Manchester to seal a deal worth £68m.
United initially moved in with an offer of £51m, which was turned down by the Dutch champions. Now, they must up the bid to lure Antony at the earliest.
The Mirror claim that the Old Trafford outfit are prepared to agree a contract with the player, they are set to hold talks with one of the Brazilian’s agents in order to agree personal terms.
Antony can play on either flank but naturally, he is a right-winger. At Old Trafford, Greenwood was our first choice RW in the last campaign but he has been unavailable for quite some time and the situation is still uncertain.
On the other hand, Rashford and Sancho were highly inconsistent last term and Elanga only scored two goals in the league. Therefore, it makes complete sense to sign a quality winger, who Ten Hag knows all about.
Last season, the South American attacker directly contributed in 22 goals for the Eredivisie giants under the guidance of the Dutch coach.
The new Premier League campaign will start in two weeks. Let’s hope we can get the deal over the line as soon as possible.