Manchester United have been linked with Brazilian international, Antony, for some time and the latest reports indicate that the deal is close to completion.
Earlier this month, Goal.com reported that the Red Devils have been in talks to sign the £51.5million-rated Samba winger this summer. The latest update coming from England suggests that the signing is set to be secured for a discounted fee.
Back in April, The Sun revealed that new boss, Erik ten Hag, would raid Ajax to bring the £50million+ attacker to Old Trafford.
Now, the British news source have covered another exclusive story and claimed that Man Utd are close to securing the 22-year-old player in a deal worth £40million.
It is stated that Ten Hag has got a transfer kitty of around £200million at his disposal and the Dutch manager wants Antony to be his first signing.
The South American star featured in 32 games for the Eredivisie giants in the last campaign and directly contributed in no fewer than 22 goals (12 goals and 10 assists). He missed the last two months of action due to an ankle injury.
Antony was part of the Brazil squad that won the Gold medal at the Olympics last year and he was the one who set up the winning goal of the tournament.
The former Sao Paulo winger has only started 2 games for the Selecao thus far, scored 2 goals and provided as many assists.
Last season, Man Utd found the net 57 times in the Premier League and Ronaldo directly contributed in 37% of the goals (18 goals and 3 assists).
Therefore, it is not surprising that Ten Hag is moving for Antony to reinforce the attack. The Dutch coach also needs to revitalize Jadon Sancho, who had an average first season at Old Trafford.