Manchester United transfer news: Two 'definite arrivals' claim

Manchester United are being strongly tipped to sign Frenkie de Jong and Antony this summer, with TalkSport claiming the deals are just a matter of time.

The duo have been described as ‘definite arrivals’ at Old Trafford, with Manchester United looking to kick off the club’s transfer spending.

De Jong played under Erik ten Hag at Ajax before leaving for Barcelona in 2019, while Antony was signed by Ten Hag for Ajax in 2020.

The two players combined would cost United in excess of £100 million.

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Two ‘definite arrivals’

Talksport reporter Alex Crook said: “I think United are definitely in for Antony. His numbers for much of the season were decent, I think he missed the end of the campaign injured but he’s obviously someone that Erik ten Hag knows well. 

“There’s been talk of a £40million bid going in for him, certainly my sources at United haven’t distanced themselves from those rumours so I think Antony is a target. 

“In fact I’ve had a text from somebody else saying if he doesn’t become a Manchester United player this summer I would be surprised. 

“I think at the moment him and Frenkie De Jong look like two definite arrivals at Manchester United and are two players that Ten Hag clearly trusts and believes he can get the best out of.”

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Confidence is well placed

This may be a case of jumping the gun, but it is all lining up for United to make the two ‘definite arrivals’.

BBC Sport and The Times both report Manchester United are in negotiations with Barcelona for midfielder Frenkie de Jong, while The Mirror claims the midfielder has been won over by Red Devils manager Erik ten Hag.

South American outlet Torcedores reported Manchester United had made a proposal to sign Antony from Ajax, following claims from Goal Brasil that the wingers’ agents are travelling to Europe to negotiate with United.

The breadcrumbs for the double move are all there, and so its not a great leap to suggest United could get both of these deals tied up imminently.

With international matches coming to an end and a couple of weeks break before United’s players return for pre-season, now is the right time for United to start getting deals done.

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