Manchester United target Antony misses first day of Ajax training amid transfer interest
Manchester United target Antony misses first day of Ajax pre-training amid Red Devils transfer interest… as the Brazilian continues to push for a reunion with Erik ten Hag
- Ajax star Antony missed training for the season amid Manchester United interest
- The Red Devils have made the Brazilian one of their priorities this summer
- The winger hopes to be reunited at United with former coach Erik ten Hag
Ajax star Antony has missed the first day of preparation for the season with the Dutch champions amid transfer interest from Manchester United.
The Brazilian winger has emerged as one of the Red Devils’ top transfer priorities this season, with new boss Erik ten Hag eager to bring his former player to Old Trafford.
The 22-year-old would like to go to Ten Hag and made his position clear to Ajax after being absent from the training of new manager Alfred Schreuder on Friday.
Ajax star Antony was absent from training in preparation for Man United interest
Antony missed the (above) training of new manager Alfred Schreuder on Friday afternoon
Talks are underway about the £40 million man, who scored 12 goals and provided 10 assists when Ten Hag’s Ajax side won the Eredivisie last season.
Antony – identified as a target by Ten Hag during talks with United football director John Murtough in Amsterdam last month – shares a good relationship with his former boss, with the Dutchman taking over from Sao Paulo in 2020.
The league champions were confident in keeping their star player at the start of the window, but it looks like the Brazilian is taking matters into his own hands to force a move to the Premier League.
United have yet to recruit a new signing to this window and their search for Jurrien Timber took a crushing blow this week.
The Brazilian winger hopes to be reunited with former Ajax boss ten Hag this summer
United had identified Antony’s team-mate, Timber, as one of their main defense targets this window before new Ajax boss Schreuder claimed the young star was staying in Amsterdam.
“I have spoken with Jurrien and I assume that he will stay with Ajax,” says Schreuder ESPNnl†
“Timber is a smart boy and he knows what’s best for himself. We don’t think he’s ready yet at Ajax.’
While there has been frustration with Timber, United are in the running to sign Juventus centre-back and ex-Ajax star Matthijs De Ligt, although Chelsea are also interested.
Manchester United suffered a drastic setback in their pursuit of Ajax’ Jurrien Timber