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Erik ten Hag still wants to add Ajax forward Antony to his Manchester United revolution, but new boss’ rebuilding hopes are dealt a blow as the club fear he will be too expensive due at £70m
- Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is still interested in signing Antony
- United are fearful that Ajax’s £70m valuation will stop a deal from happening
- Ten Hag rates Antony highly having worked with him for two seasons at Ajax
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag remains interested in signing Antony from Ajax.
Ten Hag rates the winger highly having worked with him for two seasons and he is eager to bring him to Old Trafford.
However, United feel that it will be difficult to do a deal as Ajax’s valuation of £70million is seen as too expensive.
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag remains interested in signing Ajax winger Antony
However, United feel Ajax’s £70million asking price will prevent ten Hag from getting his wish
Last season Antony scored 12 goals in 33 games for Ajax across all competitions.
United are confident of signing defender Tyrell Malacia for £12.9million from Feyenoord following positive talks.
In order to finalise the deal United need to agree personal terms with the left-back, which is expected to be straightforward.
United are closing in on the signing of left-back Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord for £12.9million
Frenkie de Jong remains a key target for ten Hag, but Barcelona president Joan Laporta suggested that the midfielder could end up staying at the Nou Camp if he is willing to take a pay cut.
Laporta has been keen to ease Barca’s financial crisis by selling De Jong to Manchester United for £70million but realises the star is unwilling to be pushed out against his will. So Laporta has suggested he could stay, provided he accepts a cut in his wages.
United are also looking to sign another player who ten Hag worked with at Ajax, defender Lisandro Martinez.
Arsenal are also interested in Martinez, who is valued at £43million, but United are currently more likely to sign him.