After a frustratingly slow start to the summer transfer window, Manchester United are slowly starting to pick up pace now. The Red Devils have already signed Dutch international, Tyrell Malacia, from Feyenoord and are on the verge of completing a move for Lisandro Martinez of Ajax as well.
But Manchester United cannot afford to stop there. There are a number of other areas where they still need to improve in, with one of them being the wings.
The likes of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Jadon Sancho, all failed to match the expectations last season and there is no real guarantee that that will change next time around. Thus, the Red Devils should target another winger this summer and one player they have been linked with is Antony, who thrived under the management of Erik ten Hag at Ajax.
It will not be easy to sign Antony though as it looks like they have been quoted an €80 million transfer fee for the Brazilian international. As reported by GIVEMESPORT, journalist Jacque Talbot said:
"“Man United are going to have to pay over and over the odds to get anywhere near Antony.“I think they were quoted €80 million, and to be honest, it’s fair enough, to be honest. They can’t let another one go, another star player.”"
Manchester United could have to pay huge fee to sign Antony
Antony was spectacular for Ajax last season. According to stats from Transfermarkt, he scored 12 goals and provided 10 assists in 33 appearances across all competitions in the 2021/22 campaign.
In the process of doing so, not only did he impress in the domestic league in the Netherlands but at the Champions League level as well, and looks like someone who is ready for the next big step in their career.
It remains to be seen what the future holds and there has been a lot of interest in his signature. The presence of Ten Hag might make Manchester United a great fit for the Brazilian as well, but to be very honest, it is hard to see the club shelling out that kind of a figure this summer, especially with them being heavily linked with a big move for Frenkie de Jong as well.