Manchester United’s long-winded pursuit of Antony has come to its conclusion, making the Ajax star the most expensive Eredivisie player in the Dutch league’s history.
According to ESPN, the two sides have agreed to a €95 million ($94.8 million) with €5 million in add-ons, with the 22-year-old signing a five-year contract at Old Trafford. Man United confirmed the transfer on Tuesday. The reported fee easily breaks the record set by former Ajax stars Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt (€75 million) in their respective moves to Barcelona and Juventus in 2019.
Since arriving at Ajax from São Paulo in 2020, Antony recorded 18 goals and 14 assists in 57 league appearances for Ajax while also helping the club to two Eredivisie titles. He also made his Brazil debut in 2021—recording nine caps—and won gold at the Tokyo Olympics with Brazil.