The latest on Manchester United’s pursuit of Ajax winger Antony

A fresh update on Manchester United’s reported pursuit of Ajax winger Antony has been provided on Friday.

After Erik ten Hag took over at United from Ajax, a number of the Dutch powerhouses’ top players have, of course, been linked with Manchester United.

The main name was Jurrien Timber. However, those rumours have since died down somewhat and Antony has instead become the primary name mentioned in the media. On paper, though, it seems like it could prove to be a solid bit of business from Manchester United.

Jesse Lingard is set to leave the club for free at the end of this month, and Anthony Martial’s future looks to be elsewhere.

This would leave just Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho as natural wide players for the 2022/23 campaign.

So, signing Antony, whose electrifying pace and quick feet would cause Premier League defences all sorts of issues, seems like a smart move.

The Brazilian is still only young at 22 but is already performing at the highest level – assisting four and scoring two in six Champions League this past season.

But how close is the South American to joining Manchester United?

Well, according to Goal, Manchester United are making progress in their bid to sign Antony from Ajax.

It is added that Antony's representatives are already in Europe to accelerate and possibly conclude talks, with the player’s future set to be decided in the next few days.

The presence of Ten Hag at Manchester United is expected to play a key role in helping the Red Devils secure Antony.

Manchester United will reportedly pay around €60 million for the player.

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