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Report: Ajax's Antony to join Manchester United in €100M transfer

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Manchester United reached an agreement with Ajax on Sunday to sign right-winger Antony in a deal worth up to €100 million, The Guardian's Fabrizio Romano reports.

Antony will sign a five-year contract with United, according to Romano.

Ajax reportedly rejected multiple bids before agreeing to let the Brazilian star leave for an amount that could make him one of the 10 most expensive signings of all time.

The 22-year-old urged the Dutch champions to let him go, saying Friday he had informed the club of his desire to face a "new challenge" as early as February.

Antony will become United's fifth major signing of the transfer window. He's also the second player to leave Ajax for the Red Devils, joining former teammate Lisandro Martinez at Old Trafford. United signed Martinez in July for an initial €57 million.

United have committed an estimated £212 million (€243 million) in transfer fees this summer.

The fee for Antony certainly raises eyebrows. He recorded 10 goals and nine assists across 30 appearances in the Eredivisie and Champions League last season and ranked 25th in the Dutch league in successful dribbles.

However, Ten Hag will count on Antony to fill the void on the right wing. A left-footed player, the Sao Paulo native can cut inside, play diagonal crosses, and shoot from distance. He also likes to make progressive passes and move the ball quickly up the field.

Antony's contract with Ajax still had three years left to run.

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