£85m Deal to be Signed for Antony from Ajax

Manchester United will pay the 22-year-old a guaranteed £80.75 million plus a further £4.25 million in add-ons.

In light of the ongoing negotiations between the two clubs, Antony was once again omitted from the Ajax roster for Sunday’s game versus Utrecht.

Anthony has been a target for United for several weeks, and this week, the club rejected a £67.9 million (€80 million) approach from United.

United has also considered other possibilities. They are still monitoring the status of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, a striker for Barcelona. Aubameyang and Chelsea have been in negotiations.

Cody Gakpo of PSV Eindhoven continues to pique United’s interest. It has been said that signing Antony and Gakpo together is “unlikely but not impossible.”

In an interview with Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano on YouTube, Antony said: “Since February of this year, my agents came to Amsterdam to inform Ajax of my desire to leave the club to face a new challenge and that some interested clubs would arrive and, with them, certainly a great offer.”

“During the window months, meetings concluded including a proposal from Ajax for contract renewal. I made it clear once again I want to leave the club.” Anthony added.

“I was very happy in Amsterdam, I won titles at Ajax, made friends and built part of my career, but now I reinforce that I am ready and full of motivation to follow my story and my dreams,” Antony explained.

If Antony joined United, he would be reunited with former Ajax manager Erik ten Hag, who has already signed defender Lisandro Martinez from his old team.

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