Man United should consider walking away from a deal for Ajax winger Antony.
That’s according to former Leeds United stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Red Devils’ hunt for a new attacker.
On Friday (26 August), Sky Sports reported Man United’s latest bid of £76.3million has been rejected by Ajax.
The winger, who is under contract until June 2025, scored 12 goals in 33 games last term and has started the new campaign with two goals in three outings
Kenny has suggested Man United should walk away from the deal.
“They are spending an awful lot of money when you look at the fees,” Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“All of their transfers have been for huge money and now you are reading about the bids for Antony.
“I know it’s not my money, it’s Man United’s but at some point, you have to walk away from these kinds of deals.
“There is FFP and other things you have to keep on top on. Man United haven’t really made a good signing for a while, there haven’t been any bargains.
“So you read about these bids going in and you wonder if it is desperate, or if it’s all part of the plan.”
Antony made 32 appearances for Ajax across all competitions during the 2021-22 season, scoring 12 goals and providing ten assists as his side won the title.
He joined the Dutch giants from Sao Paulo in February 2020 after coming through the Brazilian side’s academy.