The first prominent new signing is in the offing at Manchester United: According to information from SPOX and GOAL, the Brazilian Antony is determined to leave Ajax Amsterdam and switch to the Red Devils.
A key factor in this move is new United manager Erik ten Hag. The winger has played under him for the past two years – and wants to do so in the near future.
The Premier League club have already held informal talks about a move with the 22-year-old but have yet to make an offer to Ajax. Ten Hag is a huge admirer of Antony and named him as a target at a transfer summit with football director John Murtough in Amsterdam last month.
Manchester United don’t want to leave it at Antony this summer. Ten Hag plans to bring in five new players. Talkers include Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong, Brentford’s Christian Eriksen, Inter Milan’s Denzel Dumfries and Ajax Amsterdam’s Lisandro Martinez.