Fee Agreed: Journalist Confirms Manchester United Are Closing in on Vital Signing; Just One More Obstacle Left

Antony

Following his claims that Ajax had previously “refused” to let him go, Brazilian superstar Antony is now on his way to Manchester United, as Fabrizio Romano confirms his megabucks move to the English Premier League with his trademark “here we go” catchphrase.

The only obstacle left before this deal can go through is the formalities. Antony is expected to undergo his medical on Monday, while his visa and work permit will also need to be sorted.

Fabrizio Romano Confirms Manchester United Will Sign Antony

How United’s Pursuit has Played Out

Earlier reports had stated terms had been agreed between the player and United, despite Ajax’s refusal to sell. Antony claimed the club had told him that the reason for the rejection was a lack of suitable time to replace him.

That appears to have changed, however, with Dutch journalist Gerjan Hamstelaar tweeting earlier on Sunday that “Antony is gone”, it looks like the Red Devils are about to get their man.

What Will United Be Getting in Antony?

Antony is a thrilling player to see in full flow, with his attacking play a marvel to behold in the wide areas and final third. Although United already possess some terrific forward talent in the likes of Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho, both players are prone to inconsistency and have failed to sparkle as much as they have the potential to do so while at Old Trafford. The new blood brought to the club by this big money signing could both bring a new potent threat to United, and light a spark under the players already present in Erik ten Hag’s squad, with the Dutchman set to reunite with his former player.

What took this all so long to get settled?

Antony claimed Ajax’s refusal to sell him was down to a lack of time to identify and secure a suitable replacement. It’s difficult to sign players no matter what, but with few days remaining of the transfer window, and teams aware of a large windfall of cash arriving in Amsterdam, clubs will be very difficult to deal with, knowing Ajax’s desperation. Losing the player at this moment in time will be detrimental to Ajax’s season, despite their positive start to the Eredivisie campaign.