Manchester United have officially announcing the signing of Antony from Ajax.
The Brazilian winger has been a United target for most of the transfer window but it initially seemed that a deal could not be achieved due to the Dutch club’s hefty asking price. However, Erik ten Hag has decided to make the move for his former player with a fee in the region of €95m having been agreed, plus €5m of add-ons.
Antony was spotted arriving at Carrington on Monday to finalise the last aspects of the deal which will see him become a United player. With such a hefty price tag attached to the 22-year-old, the pressure will be on for him to perform.
United fans are excited to see Antony in action and will be waiting to see which number the Brazilian chooses to adorn at the Theatre of Dreams. So far in his career, Antony has worn three different numbers; 7, 11 and 39.
Unfortunately for the new man, all three of these numbers are currently taken at Old Trafford. Out of the numbers that are available, 21 seems to be the most likely for Anton, considering it was recently worn by departed forwards Edinson Cavani and Daniel James.
Another option could be the number 27 which is also available at present. Between the traditional 1-11, only number 3 is vacant which would be a rogue option for a winger.
The other main main numbers available to Antony are; 13, 15, 24 and 26, as well as many numbers after 30.