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Ajax’s manager isn’t happy about losing Antony to Manchester United

By Harry Smith

Ajax’s manager isn’t happy about losing Antony to Manchester United

Manchester United and Ajax are close of reaching an agreement for the transfer of Antony

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Earlier today, while Ajax and FC Utrecht were playing a match on Matchday 4 of the Eredivisie, news broke out from several news outlets from the Netherlands and England about Ajax and Manchester United getting closer to reaching an agreement for the transfer of Antony Matheus, who wasn’t included in the squad list of today’s fixture after skipping training this week.

After the final whistle, Ajax manager Alfred Schreuder had a post-match interview from the field, where he was told about the imminent agreement between his club and United for Antony, to which he said: “Nowadays, everything is about money. I find this sad. But this is our world, it’s very sad and I don’t approve that these things are happening at us”.

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Mike Verweij from De Telegraaf, reminded him that last week he said that he was pretty convinced about Antony staying at Amsterdam, and asked him if he still does, to which Schreuder answered: “I stick to those words”. But after he was questioned once again, he told everyone that he didn’t want to talk about Antony, only about the game.

The Dutch manager publicly expressed last week that he didn’t want Ajax to sell Antony at any price this summer because the player was an important part of his plans for this season. He was willing to keep the young Brazilian winger at all costs, even when Antony had asked them to let him go and refused to train with the rest of the team. Now, he will most likely lose his best player, who will be playing at the Theatre of Dreams.

Move on

It was reported last week, that even though they didn’t have the intention of selling the 22-year-old footballer to Manchester United at first, they already had advanced talks with Hakim Ziyech to replace him. Now that they will receive nearly €100 for Antony, they could move on and close the return of the Moroccan.

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