Alex Crook, a presenter at talkSPORTS believes Manchester United will sign Antony Matheus dos Santos from Ajax this summer.
The 22 years has emerged as the top transfer target for Manchester United’s new coach Erik Ten Hag. Erik Ten Hag worked with the 22-year-old Brazilian winger for two years and the Brazilian was impressive under Erik Ten Hag.
Ajax purchased Antony from Sao Paulo for £13 million in 2020. The Brazilian international has excelled at Ajax since his arrival scoring 22 goals in 79 matches. Ajax is believed to have placed a £40 million price tag on the 22 years old and Manchester United is ready to meet his transfer fees.
What did Alex Crook say?
Alex Crook said via talkSPORTS: “I think United is definitely in for Antony.
“His numbers for much of the season were decent, I think he missed the end of the campaign injured but he’s someone that Erik ten Hag knows well.
“There’s been talk of a £40 million bid going in for him, certainly my sources at United haven’t distanced themselves from those rumors so I think Antony is a target.
“I’ve had a text from somebody else saying if he doesn’t become a Manchester United player this summer I would be surprised.
“I think at the moment he and Frenkie De Jong look like two definite arrivals at Manchester United and are two players that Ten Hag trusts and believes he can get the best out of.”
Meanwhile, Ryan Gravenberch has revealed the reasons why He snubbed Manchester United for Bayern Munich.
Bayern Munich confirmed the £25 million signing of Ryan Gravenberch from Ajax this week. However, the 20 years old has revealed that he snubbed the opportunity to reunite with his former coach Erik Ten Hag at Manchester United.
In an interview with De Telegraaf, the Dutch international said: “Manchester United is a very big and beautiful club, but I already had such a good feeling at Bayern and I had given my word.
“My choice was made pretty quickly. In October I met the trainer Julian Nagelsmann, sports chairman Hasan Salihamidzic, and technical director Marco Neppe in a hotel at Schiphol. The plan they sketched me out just made sense.”
The Dutch international added: “In the end, Ajax made me a royal offer, and if Bayern hadn’t made such a good impression, I would certainly have signed.
“I walked around there for 12 years and Ajax has made me the player I am today. I think it is logical that Ajax earns something from me because the club has always been good to me. We part as good friends. My love for the club will always remain.
“Whether I am ready for the Bundesliga is a difficult question, but I certainly have that feeling.”