Ajax boss Alfred Schreuder displeased as Antony nears Manchester United transfer
Ajax manager Alfred Schreuder seemed displeased when he was asked about Antony’s potential move to Manchester United being completed for around £85million in transfer fees.
Speaking after his side’s 2-0 win against FC Utrecht, the manager hinted that a deal to sell the Brazil international to the Red Devils could have been done behind his back. He said, as quoted by the @TheEuropeanLad (h/t the Express):
“Nowadays, everything is about money. I find this sad. But this is our world, it’s very sad and I don’t approve that these things are happening at us.”
Antony would be a smart long-term signing
The 22-year-old has made a big name for himself in the Eredivisie. It is understandable why his head would be swayed by interest from a big club like Man United.
But it puts a question mark over the immediate future of Anthony Elanga, one of United’s young wingers who has been getting decent playing time this season. Nevertheless, Antony’s quality is evident and his ceiling, boundless.
Under the right guidance, he can become the next big thing in European football. United fans would perhaps want nothing more than him and Jadon Sancho to keep developing and become a regular starter for the club down either flank.
More Manchester United News:
- Injury News: Erik ten Hag gives Casemiro update; rules out Manchester United forward Anthony Martial for Southampton tie
- Erik ten Hag explains why Casemiro did not start for Manchester United against Southampton
- Manchester United learn UEFA Europa League group for 2022/23 season
However, the deal isn’t done until the clubs announce it and while it seems like the Red Devils are over the finish line, there isn’t a lot of time left in the transfer window. The deadline is September 1, and Man United play just three days later at home against Arsenal.