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Manchester United will go all-out these final weeks of the summer

By Harry Smith

Manchester United will go all-out these final weeks of the summer

The Glazer family have reportedly expanded their transfer budget for the final weeks of the summer

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De Telegraaf just reported that Manchester United will not settle with just one signing from the Eredivisie this summer. The Netherland's news portal suggests that the English giants will try to sign both Antony and Cody Gakpo, which have been on top of Erik ten Hag’s shortlist since the start of the transfer window, but this won’t be easy.

The Red Devils made an €80 million bid to Ajax just two days ago for Antony. This was immediately turned down by the Dutch club, which caused the 22-year-old to refuse to take part in the very next two training sessions with the rest of his teammates. As a consequence, the Brazilian winger wasn’t part of the squad that faced Sparta Rotterdam today.

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On the other hand, Cody Gakpo has always been seen by Erik ten Hag as the perfect alternative in case Antony's transfer didn’t get through. However, after noticing that United are willing to spend that amount of money, PSV Eindhoven is tempted to increase their asking price for Gakpo up to €50 million, which shouldn’t be a problem for United.

Another source, Marcel van der Kraan from VoetbalPrimeur, adds that the Glazer family have increased the transfer budget so Erik ten Hag can bring whoever he wants in the next few weeks remaining of the transfer window. The reporter also suggests that the Red Devils have not given up on a potential arrival of Frenkie De Jong to Old Trafford.

Absolute madness

If all these three transfers end up happening, Manchester United should instantly be considered as a possible Premier League title contender. The team would look so much stronger and they could take advantage of their other “Big Six” rivals' shaky start of the season.


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