Romano says Antony's agents are pushing Ajax to consider offers
Antony’s agents are asking Ajax to consider offers they receive for the winger amid interest from Manchester United.
Fabrizio Romano’s update says Manchester United are ‘really interested’ and have had initial contacts over the Brazil international.
Ajax have set a very high price tag which The Times reports could exceed £60 million.
The way his agents are now urging Ajax to consider offers reflects the player’s stance that he wants to move on.
Antony has won two Eredivisie titles in two seasons with Ajax and is keen on a new challenge, reuniting with Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford.
There is a starting spot available for Antony on United’s right wing, if United and Ajax can agree a fee.
United had put off doing a deal early because the club wanted to wrap up a deal for midfielder Frenkie de Jong as a priority. But negotiations have reached a stalemate with Barcelona, holding up other transfer moves.
During this time, Ajax have sold Sebastien Haller and Ryan Gravenberch, and are determined to dig in over Antony unless they get a very high fee.
Antony’s agents are pushing Ajax
The actions of his agents make it pretty clear the winger wishes to move on, and this could become a real problem behind the scenes for Ajax.
Keeping an unhappy player is easier said than done, and Antony’s desire to secure a switch could ultimately work in Manchester United’s favour.
Whether United have the capacity to actively and successfully close this and the De Jong deal before the end of June, remains to be seen. Transfer business has not gone as planned so far, and it is encouraging to see a player who wants to play for the club – rather than one who doesn’t. Now United just have to get the fee agreed.