Manchester United have reportedly reignited their interest in Antony and if the Brazilian arrives at Old Trafford this summer, he could be a big upgrade on Jadon Sancho.
According to Sky Sports journalist Dharmesh Sheth, Erik ten Hag is very keen on reuniting with the Ajax man at his new club.
He wrote: “Manchester United back in for Ajax forward Antony. Told what’s been described as a “massive offer” will be presented to Ajax this week. United tried to sign him earlier this window but big gap in valuation.”
United spent heavily on a new right-winger just last summer, with Sancho arriving from Borussia Dortmund in a deal worth £73m.
Sadly, the move has so far not worked out for the England international, as he has managed just five goals and three assists in 40 appearances for the Red Devils.
Antony, meanwhile, contributed 12 goals and ten assists in all competitions last season, and has started the new campaign in a similar vein, notching two goals and two assists in his opening three fixtures.
Antony would also average more shots (3.4 vs 0.7), key passes (1.6 vs 1.4) and dribbles (1.8 vs 1.6) than Sancho last season, which emphasises that he has the edge over the Englishman as a wide option right now.
Ten Hag is definitely a big fan of the Brazilian and sang his praises last season, saying:
“He is going through an incredibly beautiful development. Especially if we perform in the Champions League, then it is clear that he will come into the spotlight and be interesting for a lot of clubs.
“If you play a role in the Brazilian selection, it is clear that he will be pulled. From a sporting point of view, it is clear that he is an incredible talent.”
Therefore, it seems clear that the Dutch manager wants Antony at United this summer and if he joins, it is difficult to see how Sancho keeps his place in the starting side unless he dramatically improves his performance levels.