Ajax winger Antony trained ALONE after Manchester United‘s £67m bid for the Brazilian was rejected… with the Dutch champions now debating whether to leave him out of team to play Sparta Rotterdam, with the winger eager on a move
Despite being turned down for the winger, United manager Erik ten Hag is thought to be keen on bringing him to Old Trafford before the transfer window closes.
Ten Hag has long admired Antony, having signed him during his tenure as manager of the Eredivisie winners in 2020.
Antony is reported to be interested in reuniting with his previous management, and the 22-year-old did not practice with his teammates on Friday as a result of the rejected proposal, according to Dutch magazine De Telegraaf.
While Alfred Schreuder’s team trained together for Ajax’s game against Sparta Rotterdam on Sunday, Antony worked out alone in the gym.
Ajax officials are contemplating whether to leave Antony out of the club’s squad for Sunday’s game since the player has stated his desire to join United this summer.
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The Brazil international started both of de Godenzonen’s Eredivisie openers this season, and he scored in the club’s 6-1 triumph against Groningen on Sunday.
Erik ten Hag is also keen on bringing Dutch international Cody Gakpo to Manchester United. Last season, the PSV star made his Holland debut during EURO 2020 and scored 21 goals in all competitions.
The 23-year-old has made an immediate impact for PSV this season, scoring three goals and providing two assists in just three appearances in all competitions for last season’s Eredivisie runners-up.
However, new acquisition Casemiro will miss United’s match against Liverpool on Monday because the club were unable to complete the deal for the Brazilian midfielder in time to register him before the Friday 12pm deadline.