Manchester United Reached Agreement For Both Antony And Cody Gakpo

After apparently agreeing on specific terms, Manchester United is expected to complete the signing of Antony from Ajax within the next week.

Manchester United Reached Agreement With Antony

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According to reports, Antony and Manchester United have reached an agreement ahead of a potential move to Old Trafford. And that information came on the day it was reported that the Red Devils and Cody Gakpo’s family had reached a personal agreement too. 

It is unknown whether both players will ultimately sign, as it appears the Premier League lacks the funds to bring both to England around the same time. The Brazilian skipped practice to force the transfer, which caused him to miss the match against Sparta Rotterdam and prompted United to take immediate action.

The Brazilian was kicked out from the match day squad for their match against Sparta Rotterdam on Sunday because ‌he did not show up for training on Saturday. The Brazilian will not play since he registered after the deadline, although he promised to play if he could.

Harry Maguire, the captain, who was shockingly benched from the starting XI, will also not play in this game.

Casemiro’s acquisition hasn’t completely dashed Manchester United’s hopes of landing Frenkie de Jong. However, the team is allegedly prepared to make a last offering to Barcelona and the player this week.

Manchester United Wants New Forward

Whether or if Cristiano Ronaldo stays at Old Trafford, Manchester United wants to sign a new forward well before the transfer season closes. Edinson Cavani left the Premier League on a free transfer after two years, opting for a new challenge.

Mason Greenwood, who last played for United in a 1-0 win over West Ham in January, is still out. Both Antony and Gakpo have been targeted by the Red Devils. Recent indications show that deals for the two are moving behind the scenes.

Some recent news reported Monday that United and Gapko’s agents had “basically agreed on personal terms.” Before the Barcelona transfer meeting, Man Utd had a new Frenkie de Jong trick up their sleeves.

Manchester United is still interested in acquiring Frenkie de Jong, and the club representatives are reportedly planning to travel to Barcelona in a last-ditch effort. Some reports also claim that the Red Devils and Antony have also come to an understanding.

Everything is reportedly “good” between United and the Brazil international, who appeared in 23 Eredivisie games last season and registered eight goals and four assists.

Manchester United Exceeds Transfer Budget

United’s earlier £67.9 million approach for the Samba star was rejected, but they are now willing to pay an enormous £80 million to acquire him. Erik Ten Hag is eager to overhaul his offense, and there have been rumors that United truly wants these players in the same summer.

Only one goal has been scored by the Red Devils in their first two league games against Brentford and Brighton this season. With the acquisitions of Antony and Cody Gakpo, Manchester United would exceed its transfer budget.

Casemiro and three additional players will be on Man Utd’s 25-man roster before the end of the summer. However, there have also been rumors that United will just sign one player rather than both.

That might be the likely result of their efforts, especially because Erik Ten Hag wants to improve other aspects of his struggling team before the transfer market closes on September 1. They need a new right-back since Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and Brandon Williams has both been judged unnecessary.

One potential choice is Sergio Dest of Barcelona. The USA international played for Erik Ten Hag’s Ajax team before moving to Catalonia two years ago. Vanderson of Monaco is another; nonetheless, there have been rumors that Barcelona is also interested in signing him.

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Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, is looking forward to the reunion of the Antony transfer. Despite reaching a massive £60 million deal for Casemiro, United is prepared to make one final offer to sign Frenkie de Jong.

They also want a new goalkeeper to compete with David De Gea, and Kevin Trapp, Yann Sommer, Tim Krul, and Dan Bachmann are potential candidates. Erik Ten Hag was questioned about his intention to bolster the team after his team’s 4-0 loss to Brentford the previous Saturday.

Manchester United Considering For Cody Gakpo

As they try to overhaul their offense, Man Utd is considering a transfer for Cody Gakpo. He also mentioned that the next two games were disappointing, but he had hoped for a stronger start because he had seen positive things.

Gakpo had previously expressed an openness to leaving the Eredivisie, saying that sticking with the team would be more workable if PSV qualified for the Champions League. Following PSV’s 2-2 tie with Rangers in the first leg of the qualifying play-off this past weekend, the 23-year-future old’s in the Netherlands appears to be still uncertain. 

As they attempt to expand their alternatives up front, United has been linked to a deal for Gakpo this summer. The Evening Standard reports that Crystal Palace and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are in negotiations.

In 2019, Wan-Bissaka was acquired for £50 million from the Eagles. However, Erik ten Hag is emphatic that the Englishman is not in his foreseeable ‌plans and has subsequently transferred to list him.

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