Arsenal, Manchester United and Newcastle United are prepared to battle it out for Ajax attacking sensation Antony in the summer window.
According to Calciomercato, there is significant interest from Premier League clubs in Ajax sensation Antony, with Arsenal, Newcastle United and Manchester United vying for his signature.
The summer transfer window could be a significant time for Premier League clubs to shore up their squads and bring in quality players to improve their fortunes. There is special focus on attacking talents, with plenty of clubs vying for players who could strengthen their front line.
Arsenal, Manchester United and the newly cash-rich Newcastle United are expected to be busy in the summer, with the three clubs laying an emphasis on bringing in attacking talents. While a striker is deemed necessary for all three outfits, they are also focused on signing wide attackers in the upcoming window.
Arsenal, in particular, are looking to beef up their forward line, with Mikel Arteta expected to sign one or even two top-notch strikers. There is a high likelihood that Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah will depart as free agents, with players such as Victor Osimhen and Darwin Nunez linked with a move to Arsenal.
They are also looking at wide attacking options and have set sights on versatile players to play on either flank, as and when needed. AC Milan’s Rafael Leao is linked with a move to Arsenal, and now Ajax’s Antony is the newest name on their list, with the Brazilian winger high on demand ahead of the next transfer window.
Manchester United have a problem on their hands as star man Marcus Rashford is reportedly considering his future at the club. The English international has cited lack of playing time as the main reason not to possibly renew his current deal expiring in 2023. Arsenal are one of the clubs reportedly in the mix for Rashford among other Premier League outfits.
There is a high chance that Manchester United will sign someone for the troublesome right-wing berth if the English forward leaves. They have decent relations with Ajax due to their affiliation with current CEO Edwin van der Sar.
Meanwhile, Newcastle United, the sleeping giants of the Premier League, are also interested in Antony and ready to show their financial muscle in the summer window. They can attract some exciting new talents on the basis of their latest project.
The Magpies will likely allow some current players to leave in the summer. They will surely look to sign quality replacements. Antony is a solid target for Newcastle, with Eddie Howe looking to add to the right-wing, which currently looks weak. On the left-hand side, they have Allan Saint-Maximin, while they are already linked with marquee players such as Serge Gnarby for the summer.
As for Antony, signing the Brazilian will be a costly affair considering he has a contract until 2025 with Ajax. The Dutch giants certainly have the ball in their court and are likely to sanction a sale if a reasonable offer comes in the next window, be it from Arsenal, Manchester United, Newcastle, or some other outfit.