Man Utd star Antony fined £73k by Ajax for going Awol but winger’s huge new wages means he can pay it in just three days
MANCHESTER UNITED new-boy Antony owes Ajax £73,000 after he went AWOL at the club.
United announced yesterday they had struck an agreement with Ajax over the transfer of the Brazilian in a deal worth £85.5million.
But it has been revealed by Dutch journalist Gerjan Hamstelaar he still owes Ajax some money in fines after going awol while still with the club.
The Mirror have reported Antony’s new contract will see him earn a staggering £200,000 per week.
This means he will be able to pay off the fine he owes the Dutch champions after just THREE DAYS of work and have roughly £12k left over.
Antony has already been snapped arriving at Carrington – United’s training complex.
However, United are yet to reveal the 22-year-old and considering work permit delays he is unlikely to feature in The Red Devils fixture against Leicester on Thursday.
Instead, his debut is more likely to come against league leaders Arsenal.
The Gunners have been in inspired form, having maintained a 100% record with four wins from four to start the season.
Antony’s compatriot Gabriel Jesus arrived at The Emirates earlier in the window and has helped Mikel Arteta’s side maintain their sensational start to the season.
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Erik ten Hag – and the rest of the United faithful – will be hoping Antony can have a similar impact at Old Trafford.
Ten Hag has already expressed the importance of the Antony signing for the upcoming season.
He said: “In the offensive department, we still needed to strengthen our squad because we have many games to cover, from now we go three games a week, every third or fourth day.
“As you know, especially offensive players, they fatigue quicker, they have to run more, it is high intensity, we expect that from them. We don’t only need quantity, we need quality.”
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