The reason for this refusal, according to Antony himself, revealed in a separate interview with Fabrizio Romano that: “The club (Ajax) said they had less than 5 days to find a replacement for me, it was not enough, and they refused. although the offer (to 90 million euros from MU) was on the table. I just want to leave, and have informed the club since February.”
Antony now just wants to go to MU
Previously, MU also made an offer of about 80 million euros, and had reached all personal terms with Antony, the 22-year-old Brazilian star, which would sign a contract with a term of 5 years. This player is also looking for a home in the Cheshire area, Manchester in the hope that the completed deal will settle down and play for MU.
However, Ajax coach Alfred Schreuder said: “The club has sold many of its best players this summer, now only Antony is left to build the squad. So we can’t lose him no matter what the cost.”
However, Ajax is having a hard time finding a replacement for Antony, when the loan deal of Hakim Ziyech star from Chelsea was rejected at the last minute, because the English club only wanted to sell this player (43.5 million euros) instead. for lending. Besides, other targets such as Justin Kluivert who can come to Fulham from AS Roma, or Anwar El Ghazi of Aston Villa have not been agreed yet.
In the closing days of the transfer window, the Daily Mail said, MU will make another proposal to buy Antony that can be up to 98.8 million euros, or over 100 million euros, the highest record of the transfer period. summer to convince Ajax. Currently Antony is still “on strike” without training and playing for Ajax, as well as being left out of the squad to play against Utrecht this weekend.
In other developments, MU is still not clear whether Cristiano Ronaldo will leave or not. They have contacted Chelsea to recruit Christian Pulisic, but this deal is considered very complicated. In addition, MU is also negotiating to borrow Newcastle goalkeeper Dubravka. Up to now, in the transfer period “Red Devils” have brought in players Casemiro, Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez.