Manchester United have completed the £85.5million signing of Brazilian winger Antony from Ajax.
The 22-year-old has signed a five-year contract at Old Trafford with the option of another year after a breakthrough in the protracted negotiations between United and Ajax was made over the weekend.
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United offered £81.3m as a fixed amount with £4.2m in add-ons, which includes a solidarity payment to Antony’s previous club Sao Paulo.
Antony has done his medical and completed the deal to become the new Manchester United player
A statement from United read: “Manchester United has reached an agreement with Ajax for the transfer of Antony, subject to medical, to player terms being finalized and international clearance.”
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He has become their fifth signing of the summer following the arrivals of Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen, Lisandro Martinez, and Casemiro, taking United’s spending to over £200m.
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Antony joins after contributing 24 goals and 22 assists in 82 appearances for Ajax. He was brought to Amsterdam by Ten Hag, who signed off on a July 2020 transfer from Sao Paulo which was worth an initial fee of £13m, that could have grown to £18.2m through performance-related add-ons.