The new Premier League campaign will start in just over a week and Manchester United are yet to strengthen their attack and midfield departments.
As far as the offense is concerned, we are mainly linked with Brazilian international, Antony, who is also on the radar of Liverpool (FI).
According to Goal.com, Man United have now submitted an offer worth more than 60 million euros (£50.3million+) to hire the services of Antony.
However, the news source have mentioned that Ajax are playing hardball and are not prepared to offload their prized asset for a fee less than 80 million euros.
The Dutch giants have lost a number of key players this summer, including Lisandro Martinez, who completed his move to Old Trafford recently. Therefore, they would not allow Antony to leave for cheap.
In all fairness, Ajax did play hardball with United over the transfer of Martinez and we did end up paying a lot more than the market value to lure the Argentine.
Now, we may have to pay over the odds for Antony as well. I understand Ten Hag’s preference to lure former players but why have we not targeted alternatives is beyond me.
The squad is by no means ready for the new season and Man Utd must push to get the key signings done at the earliest.