New Manchester United coach Erik ten Hag is set to make his first signing soon, with Manchester United chiefs reportedly flying to Amsterdam on Tuesday to complete a move for Ajax winger Antony.
The 22-year-old, who klapped 12 goals and created 10 more in 33 appearances for Ten Hag’s Ajax last season, will cost United £40m.
He’s apparently not the only ex-player Ten Hag wants, with the Dutchman also looking at Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez.
Manchester United and Barcelona have been in direct contact today for Frenkie de Jong. Still no agreement on the fee, as Barça told Man Utd they won’t sell FdJ for less than €86m. 🚨![CDATA]>🇳![CDATA]>🇱 #MUFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 21, 2022
Barcelona want full fee guaranteed, also because of La Liga rules to reinvest money. pic.twitter.com/n6WBFk5Uxy
They do face some competition Arsenal for the centreback, with the Gunners already having a £25m bid rejected for the player.
While they are closing in on making the deal for Antony vas, Christian Eriksen, who becomes a free agent at the end of the month, has reportedly turned down the chance to move to Old Trafford.
Apparently the Dane is “looking to stay in London” after six months with Brentford.