Manchester United could make Ajax winger Antony their first signing of the summer transfer window, according to reports in the English media.
It is believed that officials from the Manchester club are expected to be in Amsterdam to finalise a £40m deal. While some fans on Twitter are hopeful that the move will happen, others are far more sceptical:
Really hope this happens.
— Craig Ryan (@CraigRy85) June 20, 2022
— Jorge Espinoza (@JorgeEspinoza86) June 21, 2022
Let them do it quick
— Son of Agago (@TheAcoliMan) June 20, 2022
I believe he will be a great signing for United… 😍 I hope he comes
— Chris Aryan (@chrisaryan24) June 20, 2022
Am tired…if it will happen..let it happen
— GraceBoi (@DBO619) June 20, 2022
Great buy.. we looking forward to a great season
— Anonymous (@giant__Eg) June 20, 2022
we will see
— 🇾🇪Billz🔴⚫️⚪️ (@hahabasmati) June 20, 2022
Class first signing
— Marcus 🍀 (@marc_nairn) June 20, 2022
Until I see done deal .. I no go believe anything
— 12K Nelly 🤩 (@BurnitonNelly) June 20, 2022
If for 40m that's very good deal
— Andy (@AndyTenhag14) June 20, 2022
— Rowan #KudusSZN (@RowanAJAX020) June 21, 2022
Multiple reliable sources have confirmed that United are interested in Antony, but you’d have to say that the £40m figure being quoted is pretty low.
It may be the case that United are hoping to reach an agreement for that price but Ajax are likely to hold out for a higher sum. The Eredivisie champions are not under pressure to sell after sanctioning Ryan Gravenberch’s move to Bayern Munich so negotiations for Antony could take longer than anticipated. Liverpool and Chelsea have scouted the player previously, though, so United won’t want talks to drag on.