Manchester United reach agreement on €100m deal to sign Antony

Manchester United have reached an agreement with Ajax over signing Antony in a €100m (£85.6m) deal that will become official once the forward’s terms, medical and international clearance are finalised.

A statement from the club read: “Manchester United has reached agreement with Ajax for the transfer of Antony, subject to medical, to player terms being finalised and to international clearance.

“Antony has 31 goals and 27 assists in 134 club appearances for Ajax and São Paulo, and two goals and two assists in nine senior appearances for his native Brazil. He has won two Eredivisie titles and a gold medal in the 2020 Olympics.”

Antony will become Erik ten Hag’s fifth summer signing, after Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen, Casemiro and Lisandro Martínez. If the transfer is completed imminently, the 22‑year‑old forward could be available for Arsenal’s visit to Old Trafford on Sunday, though not for the trip to Leicester on Thursday.

The sixth is expected to be the goalkeeper Martin Dubravka after United reached an agreement in principle with Newcastle over his acquisition on loan.