Manchester United is interested in signing Antony, a Brazilian international who is eager to reunite with Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford.
Alex Crook believes the player wants to join the Red Devils, but the move will be difficult because Ajax does not have to sell.
The talksSPORT journalist told GiveMeSport:
“It’s 50/50 at this stage. Ten Hag is very keen. The player wants to come, but Ajax are in quite a strong position because they’ve already raised money by selling Martinez and Haller, so they don’t need to sell him on the cheap.”
As per a recent report covered by The Daily Mail, the Netherlands champions have raised their asking price to £84million in order to ward off interest from United.
However, Ten Hag is not giving up. Kokkie, from Ajax media duo Kale and Kokkie, told AT5:
“First he (Ten Hag) takes the assistant coach. Fine. Then he drives Timber crazy, drives Martínez crazy, and then he wants the video analyst again. Then he drives Antony crazy again. Ajax has indicated 45 times that Antony is not for sale and he just keeps coming. I’m starting to find him really boring.”
Ten Hag brought Antony to Ajax from Sao Paulo and the Samba star has won every major domestic title in Holland. He directly contributed to 22 goals in all competitions in the last campaign.
The 22-year-old winger was a key part of the Brazilian side that won the Gold Medal at the Olympics last year.
Will Ten Hag be able to finally get his signing done this summer? Only time will tell.