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Manchester United agree £80m plus add-ons deal for Ajax winger Anthony Santos

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Manchester United agree £80m plus add-ons deal for Ajax winger Anthony Santos

Manchester United have agreed deal with Ajax for Brazil winger Antony.

It is perceived United will pay an underlying fee of £80.75m, with a further £4.25m in add-ons.

The 22-year-old is expected to show up in Manchester to finish his medicals within the following 48 hours.

Antony would become Manchester United’s second most costly signing close by protector Harry Maguire – the £89m paid for Paul Pogba stays the club’s record.

Antony scored 25 goals and gave 22 aids 82 appearances for Ajax, having joined the Dutch side from Sao Paulo in 2020 and played under current United supervisor Erik ten Hag.

He made his international presentation for Brazil in October 2021 and presently has two goals in nine appearances.

Antony, who added to seven goals in his 11 Champions League appearances for Ajax, would likewise turn into the joint-fourth most costly signing in Premier League history.

Just Pogba’s transition to United, Chelsea’s signing of Romelu Lukaku and Manchester City’s arrangement for Jack Grealish would be more expensive.

Joined travel to Leicester City in their next Premier League installation on Thursday, 1 September, yet Antony would have to get a work license prior to showing up.

The attacker would turn into United’s fifth signing of the summer, following the appearances of his previous Ajax team-mate, safeguard Lisandro Martinez, midfielder Casemiro from Real Madrid, full-back Tyrell Malacia and Eriksen on a free transfer.

Hypothesis likewise stays with regards to whether Cristiano Ronaldo will remain at the club following worries about what the 37-year-old’s mind-set is meaning for resolve in the camp.

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