Manchester United are reportedly willing to wait until the end of the summer to make a final push for Ajax winger Antony.
According to Raul Moura and Thiago Fernandes (Goal Brasil), United believe they can sign Antony for a smaller transfer fee in the final stretch of the transfer window.
The Eredivisie club is said to have rejected United’s earlier proposal which was more than €60 million.
Antony remains Erik ten Hag’s priority attacker, and despite no further negotiations so far, United feel they can convince Ajax into lowering their €80 million valuation.
After a 6-1 victory over Groningen, the 22 year old was asked about his links to United, to which he replied:
“Ten Hag (Manchester United coach) will I have no idea.”
“He has to discuss this with my agents, I’m focused here (at Ajax). Whatever will be, will be, let’s see.”
As per earlier reports, Antony would love a reunion with Ten Hag at United.
However, his agents and he have remained respectful to Ajax and do not intend to force a move.
United’s current bunch of attackers are struggling in front of goal, and Ten Hag does not have many options off the bench.
Being left-footed, the Brazilian would offer balance on the right flank and give the team a new dynamic.
Antony is extremely skilful and would immediately attract opposition defenders, freeing up space for other United forwards to occupy.
The price seems far-fetched but United have certainly not given up on the signing.