“He’s a fighter” – Why Ten Hag is keen on signing Brazilian attacker

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Manchester United are closing in on our first major signing of the summer with Antony on his way from Ajax in a £40million move, according to The Sun.

Manchester United officials are reportedly in Amsterdam to get a deal for the Brazilian over the line.

A Manchester United fan has revealed why Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is desperate to bring 22 year old Ajax attacker Antony to Old Trafford.

@M4ttNoodles tweeted: “The reason Ten Hag wants Antony at Old Trafford is obvious to me.

“Not only his obvious talents, but the kid is a fighter, and Ten Hag has quite often used the term “Battle” in his interviews. So if he’s good enough for him, he’s good enough for me.”

Antony was one of Ten Hag’s key men in a successful campaign last year for Ajax which saw them lift the Eredivisie for the second season running.

Antony, 22, contributed 12 goals and 10 assists n 33 appearances last season and he played a key role in Ajax claiming the Dutch title for the third time of Ten Hag’s tenure.

Alongside Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong, Antony is one of Ten Hag’s prime targets this summer.

Manchester United have used Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Anthony Elanga all on the right wing over the last year.

However, all three attackers prefer playing in the left side of attack.

Signing Antony is key for Manchester United and the Red Devils finally secure a top class right winger which the club haven’t gotten since the days of Antonio Valencia.

Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur had tried to hijack Manchester United’s move for Antony.

Tottenham Hotspur winger Steven Bergwijn is being targeted by Ajax with the Dutch champions resigned to losing Antony this summer.

Tottenham Hotspur were willing to offer Bergwijn plus cash for Antony.

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