According to a Dutch master, Manchester United could sign Antony for unquestionably less than £69 million.
Manchester United’s efforts to recruit winger Antony have encountered a roadblock due to Ajax’s £69 million asking price.
The Brazilian international Antony is perplexed because he considers Ajax’s asking price of 80 million euros to be “unbalanced.”
Due to Cristiano Ronaldo’s reported desire to depart the club this summer, United’s need for an attacker is expected to grow.
According to recent comments from Dutch transfer guru Marcel van der Kraan, the Red Devils may sign Antony for significantly less money.
Antony might unquestionably cost less than £69 million to join.
Van der Kraan made a comparison between the £69 million fee to deliver provisos imposed by elite Spanish teams, which clubs install as a barrier to potential supporters rather than actually anticipating that they should be paid.
“It [Antony] is generally a great pick for Erik ten Hag, and he knows him,” he understood. He has forced them to smash records in the Champions League and in pivotal times in Holland, proving that he is a good player. He has also never stopped charging. He seems like a good choice, in my opinion.
“The fact that Ajax has given him an asking price of €80 million doesn’t mean they actually hope to obtain that; it was meant to scare people away. They could accept €60 to €65 million, which is perfectly doable for Manchester United once Ronaldo’s salary are out of the way.”
For the 22-year-old forward, 60 million Euros, or little over £50 million, represents a much more palatable fee.
While the Red Devils would much rather have Antony play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo than lose the striker, they have little control over this situation.
It is encouraging to hear that Ajax could recant their absurd position on Antony, where they demanded £69 million. Sooner or later, Joined may decide to examine this.