Manchester United sign Antony after agreeing deal with Ajax

Manchester United have reached an agreement with Ajax for the transfer of Brazilian winger Antony, the club announced in a statement on Tuesday. The transfer is expected to take place before Thursday’s transfer deadline, subject to finalization of medical and personal conditions and international clearance.

Antony’s omission from the Ajax squad last weekend came after he publicly pleaded with Ajax to sell him to United.

Antony will become United’s fifth signing under Erik ten Hag, whose side have won their last two Premier League games after losing their first two matches.

Lisandro Martinez will present Antony with a familiar face in the squad, having also joined Ajax – Ten Hag’s former club – while Tyrell Malacia has arrived from Feyenoord.

Former Ajax, Tottenham and Inter playmaker Christian Eriksen arrived on a free transfer after leaving Brentford, and United last week signed Casemiro from Real Madrid.

Antony has 31 goals and 27 assists in 134 club appearances for Ajax and Sao Paulo, and two goals and two assists in nine senior appearances for his native Brazil. He won two Eredivisie titles and a gold medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics.

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