Liverpool ‘enquire about signing’ Man Utd target – club ‘not expected’ to pay £59m asking price

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Liverpool target Antony Credit: PA Images
Liverpool target Antony Credit: PA Images

According to reports, Liverpool have ‘enquired about signing’ Manchester United target Antony this summer as he ‘features prominently’ on their list of targets.

The Ajax star played under Erik ten Hag for the Eredivisie side. He shone last term as he grabbed eight goals and four assists in 23 league appearances.

Ten Hag has left Ajax to take over at Man Utd. The manager is keen to bring Antony with him to Manchester.

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It has been claimed that Ajax rate him at £68m with his contract not due to expire until 2025. This asking price is making United’s pursuit for him ‘problematic’.

Football Insider are reporting that Liverpool have ‘made an approach’ to sign Antony this summer.

The Reds are said to have ‘made contact’ with Ajax over a summer move for the attacker.

Antony is said to ‘feature prominently on their list of attacking targets’. They claim that Ajax are actually asking for £59m.

The report notes that Liverpool are ‘not expected to pay that’. They have already paid an initial £68m to sign Darwin Nunez this summer.

Meanwhile, former Liverpool attacker Luis Garcia has told new signing Darwin Nunez that he must “work harder” to succeed under Jurgen Klopp.

When asked if Liverpool supporters should be concerned by Nunez, Garcia told ESPN: “No, not at all. What I have realised is that he is going to have to work harder. Liverpool play in a different way to Benfica. He is a player who is very clever; his football intelligence is fantastic. But he has to track back, he has to press.

“In the two games against Manchester United and Crystal Palace he has struggled. He wants to show that he is going to be ready to play, with the press, with that high pressure that Klopp does with Liverpool.

“But after three or four runs he was tired, he had a few chances, but I think it was because he was tired. He only had three [training] sessions, then into the game with Manchester United. He had ten sessions then faced Crystal Palace, but only played 30 minutes.

“I think his movements, the way that he plays will give [Liverpool] a lot. But they need to wait. He needs to be physically ready.”


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