Report: 'Fantastic' £70m player Tottenham want is now manager's first-choice to replace 'exceptional' player
Tottenham might have fancied signing Ajax winger Antony this summer, but it seems he could be on his way to Manchester United.
Spurs were thought to be keen on signing Antony this summer before they eventually landed now former Everton striker, Richarlison. Indeed, just a few weeks ago, Fabrizio Romano had claimed that a bid of over £50m might not even be enough for Ajax to sell their star man.
However, any lingering interest from Tottenham might have to come to an end now as, according to The Mirror, Manchester United are now desperate to sign the Brazilian winger. It’s claimed Erik ten Hag will ask the United board to sanction a £70m move for the Ajax star after Cristiano Ronaldo dropped a bombshell on the club over his own future.
For Tottenham, missing out on Antony won’t be the end of the world. As much as he is a fine player, Tottenham’s transfer business has been good this summer. The signing of Richarlison is a major one, while the likes of Bissouma and Perisic are great additions as well.
TBR’s View: Antony Another Brazilian Who Can Shine In England
There is a clamour by Premier League clubs to get the best talent available on the market at the moment and Antony is one of those players.
He has been brilliant for Ajax in recent times and it’s little wonder that the Dutch side want such a huge sum of money for the Brazilian.
For Tottenham, Antony would have been a nice to have signing, especially if they’d not signed Richarlison. But having got that deal done, all eyes will be on if United can finally get a big name signing done this summer.
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