100 million euros to afford Antony

Axel Allag, Media365, published on Tuesday August 30, 2022 at 4:21 p.m.

After several weeks of negotiations, Manchester United have reached an agreement with Ajax Amsterdam to obtain Antony. This Tuesday, the Brazilian winger took the direction of Old Trafford for a transfer of 100 million euros, bonus included.

An agreement, finally. Wishing to recruit Antony for several weeks, Manchester United gave positive news on Tuesday. Indeed, the Brazilian winger from Ajax Amstedam will find his former coach, Erik ten Hag, in the Premier League. « The agreement remains subject to the medical examination, the finalization of the terms of the contract with the player and the administrative formalities of the transfer », can we read on the official press release of the Red Devils. If the amount of the operation has not been communicated by the current 8th in the Premier League, Ajax has informed of the 95 million euros, plus 5 bonus.

Second most expensive transfer in Manchester United history

In fact, Antony will become the second most expensive transfer in Manchester United history. He is preceded by Paul Pogba, and his arrival from Juventus Turin in 2016 for 105 million euros. The Brazilian, he had already expressed his desire to experience a new adventure after a little over 2 years in the jersey of Ajax, the club in which he was trained by ten Hag. « In June I interrupted my vacation and personally came to inform the Ajax directors, including the new coach, about my wish to leave and that they should consider this possibility because it was a project over two seasonshe told Fabrizio Romano.

Totaling 25 goals and 22 assists in 82 games for Ajax, the Brazilian international (9 caps, 2 goals) notably won 2 Championships and 1 Dutch Cup. On the side of Old Trafford, whoever already has the ten Hag software in mind will now have to generate (numerous) goal opportunities on the lawn of the « Theater of Dreams », and those of the Premier League.

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