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Manchester United are getting close to signing Antony from Ajax in a €100m deal

Manchester United are on the verge of signing Ajax winger Antony.

The young forward is United’s primary transfer target as Erik ten Hag strives to strengthen his front-line.

The Premier League club have been chasing his signature since the start of the window but Ajax stood firm on keeping him. 

A few days back, United made a €90 million bid but saw it rejected quickly.

Now it looks like they are finally going to get their wish with just a few days of the transfer window left. 

According to Sky Sports journalist Dharmesh Seth, the Red Devils are close to agreeing a deal with Ajax. 

The fee involved could go as high as €100m including add-ons.

Antony has to deliver with this enormous price tag

There is no denying that United are going to overpay for Antony.

A €100m fee for a 22-year-old winger with little experience is a gamble for the club.

Ten Hag is an admirer of Antony’s skills and he wants him at Old Trafford.

The club are trying to back the Dutchman but the deal is coming at a huge price.

Antony prefers to start at the right-wing position, which currently belongs to Jadon Sancho.

The Brazilian is an explosive winger who loves to take on the defenders and dribble past them.

He possesses incredible technical ability which can assist in unlocking the defences.

If he does end up moving to the Theatre of Dreams, Ten Hag has to make sure that he makes a quick impact on the pitch.

He could be United’s fifth signing of the summer, joining Lisandro Martinez, Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen and Casemiro.

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