Yesterday’s news broke that Ronaldo wanted the club to make reasonable offers so he could play in the Champions League. The Times broke the story first. Now, speculation is rife about who might fill the gap if Ronaldo leaves Old Trafford.
According the Mirror, Ten Hag is willing to press United to do whatever it takes to sign Antony, a Brazilian player, from his former club Ajax. The deal is likely to cost approximately PS70million.
Antony is a star in the Eredivisie, and Ten Hag knows him well. This deal is a good fit for MUFC though it will not be easy to replace a legend like Ronaldo.
Although the Portugal international will be 38 next season, he is still a key player for United. He scored 24 goals in 38 games across all competitions last year.
Antony may not be as prolific as Ronaldo but he is a skilled attacker who could add a new dimension this side.
Antony is not as prolific as Ronaldo, but he is a skilful attacker who would surely add a new dimension to this struggling side.