Antony Santos: Manchester United signing profile

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Antony Santos has been announced by Manchester United as their new signing, these are things you should know about the Brazilian winger.

Manchester United have completed and announce the signing of Brazilian Antony Santos from Ajax.

Manchester United had to cough out the sum of 85 million pounds to bring the winger to Old Trafford following several weeks of bargain.

The Brazilin is known for his dribbling and skills has he has demonstrated in the Dutch league throughout his stay.

Here thing we need to know about the Brazilian before he makes his debut in the Manchester United jersey.

Antony started his career in Brazil at the Sao Paulo youth system, scoring six goals in 52 appearances for the Brazilian club.

The winger then moved to Holland to join Ajax in 2020 and has won two Eredivisie titles and one KNVB Cup.

Antony was part of the Brazil under-23 team that won a gold medal with at the 2020 Summer Olympics. He scored on his senior international debut against Venezuela in October 2021.

Antony’s Career

Antony was born in Osasco and joined the youth setup of São Paulo in 2010. In 2018, his side won the J League Challenge tournament in Japan and the winger was voted as the best player of the tournament.

Antony got promotion to the senior team on 26 September 2018 and signed a contract until September 2023. On 15 November, he made his first-team debut, coming on as a substitute for Helinho in a 1–1 draw against Grêmio.

On 23 February 2020, Ajax signed Antony on a five-year deal for an initial £13 million, which could rise to £18.2 million.

Antony got his first goal for Ajax in a 1–0 win over Sparta Rotterdam. In a league game against SBV Vitesse, the Brazilian bagged his second goal for Ajax. On 3 November 2020, Antony scored his first UEFA Champions League goal in a 2–1 away win over Midtjylland in the 2020–21 season.

On 30 August 2022, Ajax confirmed they had reached an agreement with Manchester United for Antony’s transfer. His transfer fee was reported to be an initial £81.3 million, with a further £4.27 million in add-ons.[10] Two days later, he signed a contract until 2027, with the option of an additional year.

He became United’s third most expensive signing after Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku.

 

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