Regardless of quite a few behind-the-scene adjustments which bought followers excited, Manchester United’s switch dealings thus far have been sluggish and laborious. Though new supervisor Erik ten Hag knowledgeable the board of the gamers he desires at his disposal, the membership have been dawdling over the switch of Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong, with the saga ongoing for over a month now.
On the again of a disastrous Premier League marketing campaign, it was crucial that the membership strengthened in a number of positions together with in assault. Ajax winger Antony was earmarked as the first goal with membership officers holding talks with the participant’s representatives a couple of weeks in the past.
However with United but to get the De Jong deal over the road, fellow Premier League facet Chelsea have swooped in and are attempting to hijack the deal for the Brazil worldwide.
Chelsea have joined Manchester United within the race to signal Ajax star Antony. 🍿🙇♂️
— 90min (@90min_Football) June 23, 2022
Based on 90min, Chelsea are amongst these to have not too long ago held talks with the winger’s entourage.
The Blues, below new possession, have handed Thomas Tuchel a sizeable price range to spend on gamers. The London membership is trying so as to add attacking reinforcements with Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele and Man Metropolis star Raheem Sterling additionally amongst their targets.
Antony desires new problem
Ten Hag is a large admirer of the previous Sao Paulo attacker, having signed him in February 2020 from Brazil for £13 million. And the Brazilian has shone throughout his time within the Eredivisie, successful back-to-back league titles in addition to the Dutch Cup.
Final season, he was one of many standout performers, netting 12 occasions and helping an extra 10 objectives in 32 matches. He was so instrumental that Ten Hag had mentioned that Ajax would not have a substitute for the expert winger.
Ajax have slapped a hefty price ticket on the 22-year-old to beat back potential suitors. They’re conscious of the elevated curiosity of their star asset and are mentioned to be asking for as a lot as round £68million.
A number of studies have acknowledged that the participant himself has asked the club to allow him to leave as he desires a brand new problem. On the time of Ten Hag’s departure to Manchester, Antony had mentioned he is able to assist his supervisor if he will get the decision sooner or later, hinting at a future collaboration.
Additional gas was added to the fireplace throughout the begin of Ajax’s pre-season coaching camp as Antony was absent regardless of not being concerned with the nationwide crew.
It’s nonetheless unclear whether or not the Brazilian will try to push for a transfer to the Premier League.
Followers at United are determined to see Antony contemplating the shortage of firepower up entrance. But when United proceed to focus solely on one single deal at a time, the Blues may simply bounce in and steal him from proper below United’s nostril. That won’t please supporters one bit, as they’re already determined for signings.