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Manchester United ‘make £51m bid’ for Ajax’s Antony

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Manchester United are juggling multiple deals at once as they look to sign Dutch international Frenkie de Jong after completing the transfer of Tyrell Malacia, alongside a move for Ajax winger Antony.

After making the move from Brazil at Sao Paulo to Amsterdam and joining then-manager Erik ten Hag’s Ajax, Antony has bagged 22 goals and 20 assists across 80 appearances for the Eredivisie champions across his career so far.

New Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is believed to be keen on a move for the Brazilian winger, to fill a thin right-wing spot which is currently occupied by only Anthony Elanga and Facundo Pellistri at this current time.

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Despite fears over whether the club will be able to afford the £70m asking price from Ajax to lure Antony to Manchester this summer, the Red Devils are still hopeful of a deal for the 22-year-old.

Bookmakers Paddy Power are set on the winger joining Manchester United before the transfer window shuts that they are offering odds as short as 1/4. That means a £20 bet would return just £25 including your stake.

United are also interested in signing Antony’s teammate Lisandro Martinez, a 24-year-old Argentinian international who can play as both a centre-back or a holding midfielder.

Ten Hag and the club are in the process of wrapping up a deal for Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona which is demanding most of their attention at this moment, however expect advancements to be made with Antony and Martinez as soon as de Jong is officially confirmed at Old Trafford.

Elsewhere, Arsenal and Chelsea have been dealt a huge blow in their bid to sign Leeds United winger Raphinha, as the 25-year-old looks set to be joining Barcelona this summer.