Manchester United are prepared to make a renewed offer for Ajax winger Antony ahead of the summer transfer deadline, Corriere dello Sport claim.
The Red Devils secured their first points of the Premier League season yesterday with an impressive 2-1 win at Old Trafford against arch-rivals Liverpool.
Despite the result, it is quite clear that they need more players before the window shuts, and we anticipate a big spending spree in the coming days.
One of their prime targets is Antony, and Corriere dello Sport claim that the club are prepared to make another lucrative bid to persuade Ajax to sell him.
As per the publication, United offered a fixed fee of €80m plus €20m in add-ons which was rejected last week. They are now willing to pay €90m up front.
Antony should join Man Utd before transfer deadline
Earlier this month, there were suggestions that United could look elsewhere due to the hefty price tag set by Ajax, but the club are now determined to land him.
United boss Erik ten Hag has regularly said that he wants the right players in the squad, and Antony would be an ideal fit, having played under him at Ajax for two seasons.
The Brazilian made the right wing position his own under the Dutchman. The ‘new Neymar‘ produced an impressive 22 goal contributions last campaign, operating from the role.
While the price tag is beyond the initial expectations, Antony would be a quality acquisition for United. He has superb pace, dribbling ability and knack for creating key passes.
The 22-year-old also possesses good finishing ability. While Jadon Sancho excelled yesterday, the club need strong competition for places to compete for trophies.
Antony may not be the only attacker joining the Red Devils by September 1. United are also actively looking to sign Cody Gakpo from Dutch side PSV Eindhoven.
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