Antony to Manchester United, Ajax agrees £84m
An deal to sign Ajax forward Antony for £84 million has been confirmed by Manchester United.
The agreement is still contingent on the player passing his medical exam, finalizing personal terms, and receiving international clearance.
Due to reports that Antony’s visa would not arrive in time, the 22-year-old is not anticipated to be able to make his United debut on Thursday against Leicester.
Therefore, it is expected that he will make his Old Trafford debut three days later against Arsenal.
The Brazilian has now scored three goals for Ajax this season despite missing their last two games as he sought a transfer away.
In 33 games in 2021–2022, he recorded 12 goals and 10 assists.
The Red Devils will complete their fifth signing of the summer when Antony formally signs his contract.
The fee outweighs the £70m paid for Casemiro as well as the deals for Lisandro Martinez and Tyrell Malacia, while Christian Eriksen arrived as a free agent.
On the weekend, Ajax boss Alfred Schreuder hit out at Antony for demanding the move as he discussed the fee his club will earn for the winger.
Today, the amounts are crazy,” he said. “Barcelona paid €115m for [Ousmane] Dembele, Manchester United also paid more than €100m for [Jadon] Sancho.
“Then you can pay that for [Antony] too. Are the players worth it? No. But it will be paid.”