The Next Cristiano Ronaldo: Manchester United might sign Brazilian striker Antony from Ajax as new coach Erik ten Hag has him at the top of his list ahead of the summer transfer window
According to some reports, current Ajax striker Antony could well be in a move to Manchester United as he is ready to leave Ajax to pair up with Erik ten Hag. The youngster is thought to possess a similar playing style as Cristiano Ronaldo has. There is much possibility of Ronaldo ending his time at the Old Trafford, and thus, pundits think Antony could fill up his space next season.
At the top of the list, ten Hag has Antony as the first choice transfer and Manchester United has supported his decision. They have to pay an amount of £50m to buy him from Ajax.
The Brazilian striker, Antony, was signed by Ajax Amsterdam in 2020 from Sao Paolo in the summer transfer and had been a crucial player in the attacking lineup. In his debut season, Antony was seen scoring nine times and assisting eight times in 31 appearances, which was really impressive.
The 22-year-old has also scored 12 goals and assisted ten times this season under Eric ten Hag in 33 matches. Upon being given the upper hand on signing his choices of players for Manchester United, ten Hag eagerly wants Antony to be in the attacking line which fits in his plans. Antony and Ten Hag had paired up well at Ajax and now the youngster wants to move ahead in his career and thinks that the move would help him in the future.
Manchester United faces Arsenal in the Premier League fixture this Saturday
Manchester United are set to host Arsenal this Saturday which could be a crucial game for both the sides as they both are in the race for the top four.
Arsenal in their last fixture, defeated Chelsea by a huge margin as they won 4-2. On the other hand, Manchester United faced a shameful defeat at Anfield after they were thrashed 4-0 by Klopp’s side. This could be an intense action as both the team has everything to play for to get into the Champions League next season.