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The reason why Ajax won’t accept anything lower than €100m for Antony

By Harry Smith

The reason why Ajax won’t accept anything lower than €100m for Antony

The club wants to get as much money as they can because they know Manchester United are desperate

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It has been a crazy week regarding Antony’s future. Last week it was reported that Manchester United made an €80 million bid to Ajax for the signing of Antony Matheus. However, it was quickly turned down by the Amsterdam club as their manager asked them to not sell him because he still counts on him for this season.

Since that happened, the 22-year-old winger has refused to train with the rest of his teammates and didn’t take part in the last two training sessions. This made the manager Alfred Schreuder decide not to include him in the list of players eligible for their match against Sparta Rotterdam this Sunday, despite him being his best player.

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Antony wasn’t even on the bench for his team’s 1-0 victory. After the match, Schreuder explained that he had to leave the player out of the match because he didn’t have his head on the game. He highlighted that he only wants players that are completely focused on Ajax, which isn’t the young forward’s case, who wants to make a move.

Today it was reported by Jornal O Globo and The Sun, that Manchester United reached an agreement with Antony on personal terms while they are planning to make make a new offer to Ajax of €94 million. Last time, the Dutch giants said that they would only consider selling him if they reach the €100 million price mark.

The real reason

One of Ajax’s most reliable sources Mike Verweij from De Telegraaf, reported that the Eredivisie champions want €100m as they would only receive €83,2m for themselves. This is because when they signed Antony from Sao Paulo back in 2020, the Brazilian club added a clause in which they would receive 20% of the fee on a future transfer of the player.

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