Antony to Manchester United transfer; Ajax boss issues update, winger’s Erik ten Hag verdict

Manchester Unitec continue to be linked with a move for Ajax winger Antony, and here we round up the latest.

Manchester United continue to be linked with a number of new signings as the new season draws near.

Erik ten Hag has added key pieces to his new puzzle, with Christian Eriksen, Lisandro Martinez and Tyrell Malacia snapped up.

But he still has a number of areas in need of improving if he wants to at least narrow the gap between United and the title contenders.

One of the players United have been heavily linked with is Antony, and here we have rounded up the latest on the situation.

Latest reports

United are still said to be chasing Antony amid links that have continued throughout the summer.

The latest report, which is detailed by the Express, claims Antony’s agent flew to England this week to hold talks with United.

Of course, even if the winger agrees a deal with United, a fee would have to be agreed with Ajax before a deal can be done.

Reports claim Ajax want as much as £70million to sell their star winger this summer.

Antony is under contract until 2025.

What Ajax have said

Ajax boss Alfred Schreuder has made it pretty clear he does not want to lose Antony this summer.

“No, no. We have sold a certain amount of players and I am expecting nobody else to leave,” he has said.

“We talk on a daily basis. It would be bad for us if we would lose another starting player.”

What Antony has said

Antony hasn’t specifically spoken about a transfer, but he did give his verdict on Ten Hag during his Ajax days.

He told De Telegraaf: “Every player under his guidance becomes a better footballer through his training,.

“Since my arrival, he has given me a lot of confidence and believed in what I can do.

“I am grateful to him for that. I respect him very much.”