Could Liverpool hijack Man United’s move for Antony? Report claims the Reds have ‘entered talks with Ajax and winger’s agent over £69m deal’ after Old Trafford rivals failed to agree a fee
- Liverpool are ready to hijack Manchester United’s offer for Ajax’s Antony
- The 22-year-old played under United boss Erik ten Hag in Amsterdam
- ten Hag wants to reunite with the forward but the Red Devils won’t up their offer
- Liverpool could convince Ajax to do a deal for £59million this summer
The Reds have already added Fabio Carvalho and Darwin Nunez to their attacking ranks, but are reportedly in the market for another forward.
According to Yahoo Esportes, Ajax are asking for £69million in return for Antony, who has scored 20 goals in 72 games for the club, and United are unwilling to pay the fee, leaving space for Liverpool to pounce.
Antony (right) spent two years playing for Erik ten Hag (left) at Ajax in the Eredivise
The 22-year-old has been linked with a move to the Premier League this transfer window
Antony enjoyed a successful period at Ajax under new United manager Erik ten Hag, and the 52-year-old is interested in reuniting with the forward to Old Trafford.
But despite the signings of Tyrell Malacia and Christian Eriksen, United have been slow in the transfer market, and want Ajax to lower their valuation.
After holding talks with both Ajax and Antony’s agent, Liverpool could persuade the Amsterdam-based club to accept an offer as low as £59million for the 22-year-old.
ten Hag has seemingly responded by urging officials at United to make a move quickly.
ten Hag wants to reunite with the Brazilian but Manchester United won’t up their bid
ten Hag and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (right) are in a battle to sign Antony
Sao Paulo, Antony’s former team, are keeping a keen eye on the progress with the Brazilian side reportedly owed 20% of any fee.
United finally confirmed the signing of former Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen this afternoon, who has signed a three-year-deal at Old Tafford.
That comes on the back of ten Hag confirming Cristiano Ronaldo is part of his plans going forward with the Portuguese star rejecting the chance to move to an unnamed Saudi Arabian club that would have seen him become the highest-paid player in the world.
United defeated Melbourne Victory 4-1 earlier today in their latest pre-season outing.