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This player was to arrive at Man Utd in the summer, but Antony's price was increased

By Harry Smith

This player was to arrive at Man Utd in the summer, but Antony's price was increased

Manchester United signed players from the Dutch league because of the tainer's past, he knows the players very well.

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Manchester United hired Erik ten Hag to start a new project at the club, in which every possible support was sought for the Dutch manager, since he arrived he did not hesitate to look for players who assimilated his style of play that he wanted to implement in the renewed team.

Many of the signings that the team made were under media pressure, as they started the Premier League with two consecutive defeats, which alarmed every fan of the club, even the second defeat was 0-4 against Brentford, from there they decided to act more aggressive.

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No sooner was the game over than Manchester United sought two luxury signings, spending £150 million to sign Basel midfielder and striker Antony and Casemiro. The pressure saw Antony become the second most expensive player the club has ever signed.

The Red Devils' board already had an agreement in place for the possible signing of PSV Eindhoven's Dutchman Cody Gakpo, who had already made contact with the Old Trafford board, with sources reporting that, had Antony's signing been for £50m, they would have pursued the 23-year-old Dutchman's signature.

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In the end it was not to be, according to British media reports, because of late paperwork issues. He was offered to Southampton and Leeds United on the last day of the transfer window, but preferred to stay in the Netherlands because Manchester United will be looking to sign him next summer.


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