After Manchester United’s revised £76 million offer was rejected by Ajax, Antony begged the Dutch club to let him go.
Despite the size of the offer, the Dutch kings and coach Alfred Schreuder say that the 22-year-old is not for sale.
The Brazilian has drawn interest from the Red Devils throughout the summer transfer window, with Erik ten Hag eager to reunite with a winger he once worked with at the Johan Cruyff Arena and knows how to get a tune out of.
Having recently trained alone, Antony is keen to join United and is now pleading with the Ajax finance directors to step in, thinking that a chance like this might not come along again.
In an interview with transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Antony discussed his circumstances with the deal reportedly becoming closer and closer.
In response to a question on the transfer talks, Antony said that his agents informed the Eredivisie club of his desire to leave back in February.
To keep Antony on the team, Ajax extended an offer for a new contract. However, Antony stated that he had already made up his mind and was seeking a new challenge.
United is said to have made several offers, but their most recent one of £75 million was quickly rejected as the Eredivisie winners tried to hold out for their £ 84 million asking price. The player in issue, who is believed to have repeatedly informed Ajax that he wants to go, is becoming increasingly upset as a result of this.
He had been growing impatient with United’s slowness in submitting their better offer since he had planned to join the team by this weekend. He and his representatives had also become impatient with United’s slowness.
Ajax is remaining steadfast, though. Since Chelsea rejected a loan agreement for Hakim Ziyech, preferring to sell for £37 million instead, they have been unable to locate a suitable replacement.