Report: 'Fantastic' £59m forward Liverpool want now expected to stay thanks to Manchester United deal
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Report: 'Fantastic' £59m forward Liverpool want now expected to stay thanks to Manchester United deal

Liverpool are one of the clubs tracking Ajax winger Antony this summer, but it looks like they won’t be signing him thanks to Manchester United.

It was claimed just a week or so back that Liverpool were keeping in touch with the agents of Antony with regards to a potential move in the future. Of course, the likes of Tottenham and Manchester United have also been linked with the winger, who has impressed with the Dutch side.

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However, Ajax’s new manager, Alfred Schreuder, has insisted that selling Antony is not an option now, given the club has already lost important players, such as Lisandro Martinez to Manchester United.

“No, no. We have sold a certain amount of players and I am expecting nobody else to leave. We talk on a daily basis. It would be very bad for us if we would lose another starting player,” Schreuder is quoted as saying in 90Min.

It had been suggested Ajax would demand around £50-60m for Antony if they were to sell. Of course, with money in the bank, Ajax are no longer desperate to bring in the funds, given they got similar for Martinez and also sold Sebastien Haller to Dortmund.

TBR’s View: Liverpool Should Keep Antony In Mind For Next Summer

Liverpool have landed both Fabio Carvalho and Darwin Nunez this summer so there’s no immediate rush to bring in another attacking player just yet.

However, Antony is certainly someone they’ll be keeping tabs on and if he has another fine season in the Eredivisie, there is a big chance the Reds strike next summer.

The likes of Firmino will be another year older and there might be a gap in the squad for a new face. Antony is a fine player, and could easily step into replace the Brazilian forward if needed.

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