For several weeks now, United has been trying to get the 22-year-old back together with his previous boss Erik ten Hag, but they haven’t been able to come to an arrangement with his current club Ajax.
Romano has previously stated that the Red Devils have a ‘genuine interest’ in Antony as Ten Hag looks to make his mark on the first-team squad he inherited from Ralf Rangnick.
And GOAL has provided an update on the Brazil international’s situation, claiming that United has launched a €60 million (£51m) bid for his services.
However, it’s believed the Old Trafford outfit is significantly short of Ajax’s valuation, with the reigning Eredivisie champions demanding €80m (£68m) for Antony
Alfred Schreuder, Ten Hag’s replacement in the Johan Cruijff Arena dugout, even recently admitted that he intends to retain the services of the South American sensation.
“It is clear that we want to keep that boy. I think he still has a contract until 2025,” Schreuder said. “I really want to work with him; he knows that, and the club knows that too.”
What has Romano said about Antony?
Despite Ajax’s hopes of keeping Antony at the club for the upcoming campaign, Romano has informed GiveMeSport that his agents want the Dutch giants to ‘have a negotiation’ with United.
In an interview with GMS, he said: “The agents of Antony would be happy for the player to make his move this summer.
“They want Ajax to have a negotiation with Manchester United for Antony but, at the moment, it’s still not something imminent because Ajax now needs to sign some players and Manchester United needs to clarify Cristiano Ronaldo’s situation.”
Where would Antony fit in at United?
Antony, who The Mirror claim could cost up to £70m, has almost exclusively featured on the right-wing throughout his senior career, racking up 46 goal contributions in 97 appearances in that position.