Man Utd news: Antony agent in ‘England this week’ as Utd Liverpool continue transfer hunt | Football | Sport

The agent of Manchester United and Liverpool target Antony was reportedly in England this week. The Ajax winger’s representative Junior Pedrosa is said to have been in the north-west for talks about a potential transfer. 

Antony enjoyed a successful season under the new United boss Erik ten Hag in the Eredivisie last year, scoring 12 goals as the Amsterdam side went on to win the league title. The Brazilian has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford, with Liverpool also believed to be interested. 

However, the transfer has hit a stumbling block over Ajax’s demands. The club are believed to be holding out for a fee of around £68million which no club has been prepared to match so far. United are said to have bid for the player – but offered just £51m, far below the Dutch side’s asking price. 

Now the Daily Mail and the Times report that one of the winger’s representatives, Pedrosa, has been spotted in Manchester. It is possible that he could be attempting to agree personal terms for his client with the Red Devils in order to put pressure upon Ajax to sanction a quicker sale.

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“You have to take that step up from the Eredivisie to the Premier League into consideration,” the Sky Sports co-commentator told Football Insider. “But Ten Hag likes the tried and tested route, he’ll want to work with players who know his system.

“As far as I’m concerned, Antony has played really well recently at Ajax. He’s a really good player.

“I don’t think Ten Hag will be daunted at all by that step up – he knows Antony can make the step up.

“It’s gonna be interesting to see what happens with him, but he’s a top player.”

Given the uncertainty surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo, United fans will be keen to see Antony come through the doors at Old Trafford. The latest intervention by his representatives may be the first step in making this a reality. 

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