Manchester United Preparing New Bid for £84m Star: it ‘Should Be Made Official in the Next Few Hours’


Manchester United are preparing a new bid for Ajax star Antony, which could become official “in the next few hours”, according to Raisa Simplicio and Thiago Fernandes of GOAL Brasil. This comes after they announced their agreement to sign Casemiro from Spanish giants Real Madrid on Friday, and are now looking to bolster their frontline.

Manchester United Preparing New Bid for Antony; He’s Desperate to Move

United Looking to Improve a Poor Frontline

The beginning of the season has been a disaster for the Red Devils.

They started the Premier League campaign off with a dismal 2-1 defeat at the hands of Brighton and Hove Albion, but it took them just six days to top this embarrassment. Last Saturday, August 13th, saw United fall to a horrific 4-0 defeat against Brentford which left fans desperate for improvements all across the pitch.

One of the main problem areas was defensive midfield, with Scott McTominay and Fred not able to do an adequate job of protecting Erik ten Hag’s backline. The urgency of this situation was evident, as it had been for years, and this expedited United’s pursuit of Casemiro.

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Now with one Brazilian set to officially join the Red Devils, they are looking to sign another. Ajax are demanding around £84 million to let go of their star attacker, but he is looking to force a move, and the report states that because of this, the transfer saga could have a positive outcome for United.

Antony would add a lot to a United side void of creativity and attacking inspiration. His recent performances for Ajax have been very promising, but it remains to be seen whether he can adapt to the physicality of Premier League football.

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