Imminent Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag ‘to raid Ajax’ for £50m Brazilian whiz Antony

Incoming Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag will go back to Ajax for Brazilian star Antony, according to reports.

Ten Hag, 52, is on the verge of being appointed as Ralf Rangnick's successor at Old Trafford. And the Dutchman wants to make a mark straightaway by bringing in the exciting 22-year-old winger.

The Brazil international would be a perfect fit for Ten Hag's rebuild, as he already knows the style of football the manager likes to play. Going back to Ajax for one of his former players would not bother the new boss either, as he has form for signing players he's worked with before.

According to The Sun, United could get Antony fairly easily – as long as they make a realistic offer. Somewhere in excess of £50million should be enough for the Dutch champions to consider letting him go.

Ten Hag believes United should sign the winger this summer rather than risk his value going through the roof if he has a good World Cup in Qatar in the winter.

Ajax stand to make a considerable profit on Antony if he does depart for Old Trafford in the next few months. Ten Hag signed the raw talent from Sao Paulo in February 2020 for an initial fee of £13million, rising to £18.2m.

But he is now worth almost four times that amount following his swift progress in Amsterdam. Signed as a replacement for Chelsea star Hakim Ziyech, Antony didn't waste any time getting started for his new club.

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The nine-cap Brazil international was involved in 20 Ajax goals during the 2020-21 season, split half and half between goals and assists. He has already beaten that tally this time around, with 12 goals and ten assists to his name so far this term.

His good form last season earned him a call-up for his country – where he scored on debut – and he now looks almost guaranteed to go with the Samba Boys to Qatar later this year. United fans will be hoping he is a Red Devils player by then.

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