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Antony refuses to give assurances that he will stay at Ajax amid United interest

Ajax winger Antony has done an interview addressing his future amid interest from Manchester United and it gives a clear sign he wants to leave Amsterdam this summer.

Manchester United recently had a big offer turned down by Ajax, only leading to the player to skip training on Friday, but it is understood that the Red Devils are still in the market for Erik ten Hag’s preferred right winger from his days in Amsterdam.

Antony scored on the opening weekend of the Eredivisie season as Ajax beat FC Groningen 6-1, but now, in an interview with De Telegraaf, Antony addressed the rumours surrounding his future.

When asked if he could offer Ajax fans assurances that he would be staying for the season ahead, Antony replied: “No, to be perfectly honest, I can’t. What I can say is that I want to come to the right decision with my family, business partners and Ajax, which is good for everyone.

“In the end, God determines my future. I am very happy at Ajax, I have a contract until the summer of 2025 and I will give everything for this beautiful club for every second.

“I wear the shirt with pride and from day one I feel at home. If we all decide that I will stay here, then I know that this is the best thing for me and the club.

“It’s not like I have to leave. Now I am focusing on playing football and have put all other matters in the hands of my agents and my brother. They will advise me on what is best.”

It’s clear from reading his quotes that Antony used this interview to signal his unhappiness at Ajax turning down such a big offer. He wouldn’t do that if he wasn’t desperate to join United this summer.

Young players go to Ajax in hope of that big move. The Dutch club could do real damage to their reputation if they continue to hold Antony against his will because it is not often United come knocking with a €80 million offer.

Let us know in the comments section if you think United will sign Antony this summer.

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