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Antony hints at Manchester United after he skipped training with Ajax

By Harry Smith

Antony hints at Manchester United after he skipped training with Ajax

After Ajax rejected €80 million from Manchester United, Antony skipped today's training

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Yesterday was a big day for Manchester United. First, it was reported that they had advanced talks with Casemiro’s agent and had persuaded the midfielder to join the club in the next few days; then it was reported that the Red Devils made an incredible €80 million bid to Ajax for Antony, which was turned down.

The report, made by David Ornstein and Laurie Whitwell for The Athletic, said that this was Manchester United’s biggest offer for the player this summer, and after it was rejected, they were seriously discussing moving on to other alternatives because they offered more money than what the Dutch club was asking for and they don’t believe Antony is worth more than that.

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Today it is being reported by Mike Verweij from De Telegraaf that the 22-year-old Brazilian was absent from today’s Ajax training session. However, he was seen at the club’s facilities but he skipped training curiously enough, the day after his club turned down a shocking €80 million offer from Manchester United.

The Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, reported on Twitter that he has been told that the Amsterdam side were discussing internally leaving Antony out of their starting eleven in their Sunday match against Sparta Rotterdam. Romano also added that the English club plan to try again a move for the player because they feel he really wants the move after not training today.

Two ways around this

Erik ten Hag and the Red Devils’ board have to decide if they want to make a better offer for Antony after he is now apparently trying to force the move, or move on to cheaper options like Cody Gakpo, Yannick Ferreira Carrasco, and Hirving Lozano. The Brazil winger has always been the Dutch manager’s priority, but time is running out in the transfer window.

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