By Alex Al-Kazzaz
Last week, Fabrizio Romano announced that Manchester United and Ajax had agreed in principle to a fee that would send Brazilian striker Antony to Old Trafford. Romano elaborated that Antony would sign a five-year deal with Man United. The deal also includes a one-year option for 2028. Ajax is to receive 95 million Euros plus an extra 5 million in add-ons. Earlier today, Romano confirmed that the move is complete and official.
Antony will reunite Erik ten Hag who was previously manager for Ajax. In 57 appearances, Antony scored 18 goals with Ajax. In addition, he won two Eredivisie titles along with one KNVP title with the club. Furthermore, he won an Olympic Gold Medal in 2020. And now, Antony is officially Man United's second-most expensive transfer.
Man United will take on Leicester City tomorrow, which means that Antony very likely won't be available as the visa and work permit process is pending. No doubt, the club is hoping he can make his debut when Man United takes on Arsenal at Old Trafford on Sunday. Next week, the club begins its 2022-23 Europa League campaign.
The Red Devils are on a two-game winning streak in Premier League play after losing their first two games. Man United recently acquired defensive midfielder Casemeiro from Real Madrid and he made his debut last week in the club's 1-0 win against Southampton. Since the arrival of ten Hag, the club has heavily invested in some young and unique talent. Now that Antony joins the club, Man United is hoping that his huge investment provides a major boost for the club's attack in hopes of helping the club be able to score more goals in brilliant and convincing fashions.
The club has not won a title since 2017 and they're hoping to end that drought very soon.