Fabrizio – Not Antony – Man Utd set to make deal-breaking bid to finally seal signing of $60 million goal machine
Manchester United has had proposals for €80m and €90m rejected by Ajax (The Athletic), and they are now ready to make another offer.
According to The Mirror, Manchester United will make one final deal-breaking bid to sign Antony from the Dutch champions.
According to the reputable British press, the Eredivisie heavyweights are seeking a sum of £84.8 million for the sale of their prized asset.
Antony has stated his desire to relocate to Old Trafford. He was not in the Match Day squad against Sparta Rotterdam last weekend, and he does not want to play tonight against Utrecht.
The 22-year-old Olympic champion scored 22 goals last season but missed the last few months due to an ankle injury.
The teenage South American forward scored two goals and supplied two assists in the first three games for the Dutch team this season, but his main objective is to sign with Manchester United.
Manchester United broke their transfer record (Sky Sports) in 2016 when they signed Paul Pogba for £89 million. In contrast, United paid £80 million to sign Harry Maguire from Leicester City in 2019. (BBC).
So, if Manchester United spends £84.8 million on Antony, he will become the club’s second-largest signing in its history. It would be illogical to cancel the agreement after pursuing him for months and getting so close to Ajax’s asking price.
As a result, it will not be surprising if United ends up paying £84.8 million to sign him. Is the price justifiable in your opinion? Are we overpaying for the Brazilian winger?