Man Utd ‘AGREE personal terms with Antony’ and expect to pull off transfer this week as they prepare £80m bid
MANCHESTER UNITED have agreed personal terms with Ajax winger Antony and are preparing a new £80million bid this week, according to reports.
The Red Devils are scrambling to bolster new boss Erik ten Hag’s squad, especially after their poor start to the season.
United lost their opening game to the Premier League season 2-1 to Brighton.
They then followed it up with a humiliating 4-0 loss away at Brentford.
Antony is in favour of a move to United, and didn’t train on Saturday – missing Sunday’s 1-0 win over Sparta Rotterdam as a result.
And according to Nicolo Schira, United have already reached an agreement with Antony over personal terms.
The Brazil star, 22, has agreed to a five-year contract, keeping him at Old Trafford until 2027.
United are also preparing a fresh £80m bid to try and tempt Ajax into selling and expect to seal a transfer this week.
Ex-Tottenham ace Steven Bergwijn, who scored the winner in Sunday’s game, has wished Antony all the best and says “everyone has dreams”.
The Dutchman said: “Antony? Everyone has dreams.
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“If it happens, then I wish him all the best. I would find it sad if he leaves, but like I said, everyone has dreams.”
Bolstering the midfield is also another area United are looking to improve on before the transfer window closes.
And a £70m deal for Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro worth £350,000-a-week has been agreed.
The Brazil star, 30, is in the country to complete a medical and sign off on the final details.
However, he hasn’t been signed in time to play Monday’s game against rivals Liverpool.