‘Disappointment’, as Liverpool loses another key transfer deal to fierce rivals

'Disappointment', as Liverpool loses another key transfer deal to fierce rivals
'Disappointment', as Liverpool loses another key transfer deal to fierce rivals

Liverpool and Manchester United have been linked with Brazilian and Ajax forward Antony.

Back in the previous week, we covered a story from Football Insider claiming that the Merseysiders were in negotiations to sign the South American winger.

The most recent information, however, is that the player is open to striking a deal to join the Old Trafford outfit.

According to a recent report from The Daily Star (via The Faithful), Lisandro Martinez was able to boost his salary by four times in order to join Man United. Similar to this, Antony hopes that joining the Red Devils will increase his salary.

Going by reports as well, Ajax are unwilling to allow their valuable asset leave, and the £70 million star is set to be angered by the Dutch champions’ attitude.

The Samba winger flourished under Erik ten Hag and last season, he directly contributed 22 goals in all competitions.

That he wants to get back together with the coach who brought him to Europe from Sao Paulo is not a surprise.

For now, Manchester United are not close to signing him, but they are undoubtedly ahead of the Reds because of the player’s preference.

It would be a big blow if Liverpool were to lose Antony since their flanks could use some work.

They lack depth in the roster because talents like Mane, Minamino, and Origi were offloaded.

What would happen if Salah or Diaz were injured? While players like Jota and Firmino can play on the wings, they are not natural wingers and have not excelled out-wide. Moreover, Nunez is a pure center forward while Carvalho is a CAM.

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