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Man Utd close in on Antony deal, club officials due in Amsterdam

Manchester United are close to making their first signing of the summer transfer window with Antony likely to join from Ajax, The Sun reports.

The Brazil international worked under Erik ten Hag at the Eredivisie outfit over the past two years, and he could now be reunited with the 52-year-old at Old Trafford.

United have been heavily linked with him this month, and it is now reported that the club’s officials are due in Amsterdam to finalise a deal worth £40million.

Our view:

Antony had an impressive 2021/22 campaign for Ajax, registering 12 goals and 10 assists from just 32 appearances before being sidelined with an ankle problem.

The 22-year-old played exclusively from the right wing, and it could be a position United want to bolster despite the big-money signing of Jadon Sancho last summer.

The England star was recruited from Borussia Dortmund to find a solution for the position, but he seemed to struggle and was more effective from the left side of the attack.

There is a possibility that Erik ten Hag may stick with him on the left wing with the arrival of Antony. The left-footed winger would seamlessly adapt to the manager’s tactical set-up.

While Antony has excelled with his goal contributions, he has also caught the eye with his electric pace, dribbling and knack for regular shots. He does not shy away from tackling opponents.

He would be a superb acquisition for United. The hierarchy need to finalise his transfer as soon as possible such that he can link up with Ten Hag from the start of pre-season next week.

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