Ajax post eight-word message following Antony's completed move to Manchester United
Dutch giants Ajax have posted an eight-word message on social media following Antony‘s completed move to Manchester United.
The 22-year-old was brought to Amsterdam by Erik ten Hag two years ago from Brazilian side Sau Paulo.
The nine-time Brazil international won two Eredivisie titles and the Dutch Cup under the stewardship of the current Manchester United manager.
From 82 games for the reigning Eredivisie champions, Ajax’s former number 11 scored 24 goals and provided 22 assists.
Ajax post eight-word message following Antony’s completed move to Manchester United
Ten Hag had identified the skilful South American as his priority forward target for the summer transfer window.
But having already lost a wealth of their prized assets, including Lisandro Martinez to the Red Devils, Ajax dug their heels in and demanded the twenty-time league champions paid their asking price.
United are set to pay the Dutch club a guaranteed €95m (£81.3m), plus €5m (£4.2m) in add-ons.
Antony started the season for Ajax and it looked at one stage that Ten Hag may not get his man.
But having scored two goals and laid on two assists from his first three appearances of the new campaign, Antony decided to take matters into his own hands to secure a move to the Theatre of Dreams.
United’s fifth summer signing went on strike from training and didn’t form a part of Ajax’s last two matchday squads.
In an exclusive interview with Fabrizio Romano, Antony implored Ajax to allow him to leave so that he could secure his dream move and be reunited with Ten Hag.
Antony isn’t available to make his debut against Leicester City tonight, but he could feature in Sunday’s mouth-watering clash against early pace setters Arsenal at Old Trafford.