Antony is set to be denied a fantasy shirt number in the event that he completes his Manchester United medicals.
United are perceived have concurred a £85million move charge with Ajax for the Brazilian, 22. The Dutch champions would have rather not sold Antony, who is protesting attempting to drive the move and missed their 2-0 away win against Utrecht on Sunday evening, however have now hesitantly consented to head out in different directions from their star.
Antony was brought to Ajax by United director Erik ten Hag quite a while back. From that point forward, he’s scored 18 objectives and gave 14 aids 57 Eredivisie games – coming out on top for two league championships and one cup. He’s likewise poor into the Brazil senior group, winning nine covers to date.
Antony wears the No.11 at Ajax however it’s improbable he’ll have the option to accept that at Old Trafford as it’s occupied by Mason Greenwood, albeit the United striker is as of now inaccessible for choice.
One more favored decision for Antony is the No.39, the shirt he wore at first club Sao Paulo and during his lady season at Ajax. However that is worn at United by Scott McTominay, who’s donned the pullover since he broke into the first-group crew quite a while back.
Antony could take the No.7 on the off chance that Cristiano Ronaldo leaves the club this month. The Portuguese whiz needs to stop Old Trafford to play Champions League football and his future remaining parts hazy.
Yet, on the off chance that Ronaldo stays, Antony will in all probability need to pick a number he’s never worn in his expert vocation. A sensible choice is the No.15, which was last worn by his compatriot Andreas Pereira. The midfielder completed a transition to Fulham recently.
The No.15 was made well known at Old Trafford by Nemanja Vidic, who framed an unbelievable guarded organization with Rio Ferdinand during Sir Alex Ferguson’s period. The number was likewise worn by Jesper Blomqvist, an individual from the high pitch winning side of 1998/99.
One more choice is the No.21, which was abandoned by Edinson Cavani toward the finish of last season. Ander Herrera and Dan James have recently worn that shirt. Different choices incorporate the No.24, No.26, No.27, No.30, No.31, No.32 and No.35.
Ajax are don’t have any desire to lose Antony subsequent to selling any semblance of Sebastien Haller, Nicolas Tagliafico, Perr Schuurs, Ryan Gravenberch and Lisandro Martinez recently, with the last option joining Ten Hag at Old Trafford. However £84m may be a lot to turn down.
“The Antony circumstance hasn’t changed compared to last week,” Schreuder told ESPN on Sunday evening. He reports himself at the club and we talk. Yet, I need to zero in on the players we have here, for the present Antony isn’t important.”
Talking after United’s 1-0 away win against Southampton on Saturday evening, Ten Hag said: “In the event that a decent player is accessible, we will strike since we need to reinforce the crew. We will be ready as late as possible into the window.” United are presently perceived to have concurred an arrangement worth £85m to present the to Old Trafford.