Ajax has rejected Manchester United €80M bid for Real Madrid 2023 target Antony with club wanting €100M for the Brazilian winger.
Brazilian winger Antony was the subject of a rejected €80 million offer from Manchester United due to Ajax’s desire to hang onto one of their best players.
Manchester United will need reinforcements after a dismal previous season and a mediocre start to the current Premier League season in recent weeks.
After just two games, including a four-goal thrashing by Brentford, Erik ten Hag finds his team at the bottom of the league.
Ajax winger Antony was one player Manchester United had their eye on early in the transfer season, but their interest seemed to wane as a result of the Dutch club’s asking price.
The Athletic claims that Manchester United recently made a €80 million offer for Antony, which Ajax immediately refused.
The Eredivisie champions have reaffirmed that Antony is not for sale, so Manchester United’s renewed interest in the 22-year-old after being turned down earlier this summer seems surprising.
A second attempt to sign Antony appears to be a last-ditch effort to bolster the squad before the transfer window ends, on the other hand, since Ten Hag seems to have requested more additions from the club after they dropped their first two games.
Real Madrid are also monitoring the situation closely, the Spanish club will be interested in signing him in the summer 2023. The club will like to strengthen the attack next season.
Ajax doesn’t want to lose Antony the winger, but if they must, they want to get the most money possible.
According to a recent article from the Daily Mail, the Brazilian winger is valued at up to £67.5 million by the Eredivisie champions and is desired by Manchester United.
The Red Devils are obviously eager to sign some much-needed talent after a disastrous start to the new 2022–23 season, which has seen Erik ten Hag lose his first two competitive matches in charge.
Even though Antony’s name has been frequently associated with a move to Old Trafford, nothing has happened as of yet.
It makes sense that ten Hag would want to reconcile with Ajax’s mysterious number 11, but the 52-year-old manager requires more than just offensive reinforcements.