Manchester United transfer chiefs have reportedly flown into the Netherlands to complete the final stages of a move for Ajax star Antony.
The winger starred under Erik ten Hag as the Dutch giants won the Eredivisie title for the second successive year last season. He scored 12 goals and notched 10 assists from the right wing, a position that has become a problem for United over recent campaigns.
Antony’s performances appear to have convinced Ten Hag to bring him with him to Old Trafford as he looks to turn around United’s fortunes. The Red Devils endured a dreadful season last term, missing out on qualification for the Champions League.
Ten Hag has been charged with overhauling his squad to make it fit for challenging for silverware and the higher positions of the Premier League. While a move for Frenkie de Jong was thought to be the priority, it appears that a deal for Antony has progressed more quickly.
So much so, that The Sun report United officials have flown into Amsterdam to get the move for Antony ‘over the line’. The Red Devils are ready to pay £40million to make the Brazilian the first signing of the Ten Hag era.
United’s new boss is said to be keen to see Antony start his rebuild of the fallen Premier League giants. The winger had a good relationship with Ten Hag after joining from Sao Paulo and hailed the Dutchman after he officially left Ajax.