Erik Ten Hag ‘will look to bring Chelsea transfer target Antony with him from Ajax to Man Utd if he’s appointed manager’

ERIK TEN HAG is reportedly keen on bringing Ajax winger Antony to Manchester United with him if lands the manager role.

SunSport exclusively revealed last week that the Dutch gaffer, 52, was the No1 candidate for the United hot seat.

Antony is a reported target for Erik ten Hag if he is appointed as Man Utd managerCredit: Getty

Ten Hag signed Antony from Brazilian side Sao Paulo in the summer of 2020

Ten Hag signed Antony from Brazilian side Sao Paulo in the summer of 2020Credit: Getty

The news of United’s interest in Antony is a blow to Chelsea, with the Blues previously been linked with the 22-year-old Brazilian international.

Ten Hag though is eager to reunite with Antony at Old Trafford if he takes over from interim boss Ralf Rangick, according to the Telegraph.

Chelsea are currently not allowed to buy players due to sanctions on the club’s Russian owner Roman Abramovich.

While the club are set to have new owners before the end of the season, they could still miss out on Antony.

Especially if Ten Hag is named as United boss before then and has time to formulate a transfer plan.

United had already been linked with Antony before Ten Hag emerged as favourite for the manager role.

The winger has scored an impressive 12 goals and provided a further 10 assists in 33 games this campaign for the Dutch champions.

And with Marcus Rashford reportedly unhappy with his current situation at the club, United could potentially be targeting Antony as his replacement.

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Rashford has emerged as a shock target for Arsenal in recent days.

The Mirror claim the out of favour winger could be offered an escape route out of Old Trafford by the Gunners in the summer.

Mikel Arteta’s side are said to be plotting a swoop after falling down the pecking order at United, which resulted in being dropped by Gareth Southgate for the current Three Lions camp.


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