Manchester United Agrees on Fee to Sign Antony

Antony is putting on a United front…

Manchester United has agreed on a fee to sign the 22-year-old Brazilian professional football player from Ajax.

AntonyThe deal is worth an initial €95 million with another €5m in add-ons, which will make it the second-most-expensive transfer in United’s history behind Paul Pogba, who joined from Juventus for a then-world-record £89.3m (€105m) in 2016.

The deal is subject to a medical, player terms being finalized and international clearance.

Antony will be reunited with his former Ajax manager Erik ten Hag, who will complete his fifth signing of the summer after bringing in Tyrell MalaciaChristian EriksenLisandro Martinez and Casemiro.

He will give United another option in attack after Anthony Martial suffered an Achilles tendon injury in the 2-1 win against Liverpool last week.

Antony signed for Ajax from Sao Paulo in 2020 and has made 82 appearances for the Eredivisie giants, scoring 25 goals.

He has also been capped nine times for Brazil, scoring twice.

Ten Hag’s side have responded to back-to-back defeats to Brighton and Brentford with victories against Liverpool and Southampton, lifting them off the bottom of the Premier League table.

Manchester United Signs Lisandro Martinez from Eredivisie Champions Ajax

Lisandro Martinez is putting on a (Man) United front…

Manchester United has agreed on a deal to sign the 24-year-old Argentine professional footballer from Eredivisie champions Ajax, the club announced.

Lisandro Martinez Martinez will sign a five-year contract at Old Trafford to reunite with former manager Erik ten Hag in a deal worth an initial €57.37 million, which could rise to €67.37m through variables. The move is subject to a medical.

A statement from United said: “Manchester United is delighted to announce the club has reached agreement with Ajax for the transfer of Argentine international defender Lisandro Martinez, subject to medical, to player terms being finalised, and to UK visa requirements.”

ESPN previously reported the 24-year-old was keen on a move to the Premier League with United his favored destination.

Sources told ESPN that a breakthrough had been made and that Martinez rejected interest from Arsenal.

Martinez can play in defense and in midfield, which are both areas of the squad that Ten Hag is keen to strengthen.

Martinez made 118 appearances for the Dutch champions after joining the club in 2019.

Sebastian Soto to Play for Porto’s B Squad for 2021-22 Campaign

Sebastian Soto is being exPorto-ed

The 20-year-old Chilean and Mexican American soccer player and United States international has joined Portuguese giants Porto from Norwich City.

Sebastian Soto

Soto will join Porto’s B squad for the 2021-22 campaign.

The forward enjoyed an impressive loan spell at Eredivisie side Telstar last season, scoring seven goals in 12 appearances.

Norwich were promoted back to the Premier League last season but Soto has failed to make a first-team appearance for the club since joining from German side Hannover in July 2020.

Soto has only made three appearances for Norwich’s Under-23s side in the Premier League 2 Division 2.

He has also impressed on international duty with the USMNT, scoring two goals on his debut in the 6-2 friendly win over Panama last year.