Manchester United under construction. To direct the operations, the Red Devils entrusted the main hat to Erik Ten Hag. After several years of good and loyal service to Ajax Amsterdam, the Dutch technician said yes to this enormous challenge. But to help him in this mission, he declared that he needed reinforcements. Quickly, the Mancon leaders responded to his requests by investing €15 million to recruit Tyrell Malacia (Fyenoord) under OL noses and beards.
Ten Hag wanted to take the best items of the Eredivisie in his suitcases. This is how Lisandro Martinez, who drove him at Ajax, took him on this new adventure. For him, MU signed a nice check for €57.4 million. But the Mancons knew they would have to put more on the table for Anthony, the English priority to bolster the attack. This is how they offered 80 million euros to the 22-year-old Brazilian. But Lancer refused, as with all subsequent superior proposals. Something upsets the player who emptied his bag during an interview with journalist Fabrizio Romano.
MU smashed the piggy bank
““Since February, my agents have gone to Amsterdam to inform Ajax of my desire to leave the club for a new challenge and that some interested clubs will surely arrive with great offers with them. In June I interrupted my leave and came in person to inform the Ajax managers, including the new coach, of my desire to leave and that they should consider This possibility because it was legitimate over two seasons. I am not asking Ajax to release me, I am asking Ajax to sell me for the highest amount for a player in the Eredivisie.”.
In the end, Anthony triumphed as Ajax agreed to sell him for around €100 million. Manchester United just made the news official. “Manchester United have reached an agreement with Ajax to transfer Anthony, subject to a medical, finalizing the player’s contract and obtaining an international pass.”. For his part, the Dutch club confirmed the financial terms. “Ajax accepted a transfer fee of 95 million euros. Including bonuses, the amount could reach 100 million euros.. With this offensive recruit, Ten Hag will be able to continue his mission in MU. For his part, Anthony will discover the Premier League, which will be under pressure due to the announced price.
– Manchester United (ManUtd) August 30 2022