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Liverpool hero Didi Hamann blasts Manchester United’s ‘ridiculous’ deal for Ajax winger Antony

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Manchester United have spent greater than £80m to signal Ajax winger Antony (Photos: Getty)

Didi Hamann says Manchester United have spent a ‘ridiculous amount of cash’ to signal Antony and believes the previous Ajax winger may flop at Outdated Trafford.

United confirmed yesterday that they’ve reached an settlement to signal Brazil worldwide Antony.

The Purple Devils can pay an preliminary £81m for Antony, making him the fourth most costly signing in Premier League historical past.

Antony scored 24 objectives and offered 22 assists in 82 appearances for Ajax and turns into Erik ten Hag’s fifth signing of the summer time.

However former Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Germany midfielder Hamann has questioned United’s newest signing and says ex-Ajax gamers haven’t at all times flourished within the Premier League.

‘I do imagine it’s a ridiculous amount of cash to pay for him,’ Hamann informed The Games Cabin. ‘I can see the £60million for Anthony Gordon making extra sense than £84million for Antony.

‘In case you take a look at the gamers which have left Ajax lately, you’ve Matthijs de Ligt who failed at Juventus, Barcelona need to eliminate Frenkie de Jong and Donny van de Beek went to Manchester United and was offloaded to Everton and didn’t even play at Everton.

Antony will turn out to be Erik ten Hag’s fifth signing of the summer time (Image: Getty)

‘Hakim Ziyech additionally has failed at Chelsea. All these gamers coming from Ajax have failed. I do know Erik ten Hag has beforehand coached Antony, however that’s one thing that sticks at the back of my thoughts.’

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Ten Hag was reluctant to debate Antony at his pre-Leicester Metropolis press convention on Wednesday however admitted he needed extra ‘high quality and amount’ in his squad earlier than the summer time switch window closes.

‘First now we have to signal him. So there’s settlement between the golf equipment however the paperwork shouldn’t be accomplished, so I can not go too deep in that reality,’ the Dutch boss mentioned.

‘Offence and offensive departments nonetheless we have to strengthen that squad, our squad as a result of now we have many video games to cowl.

‘Any more we go in three video games every week, each third or fourth day. As you understand particularly from offensive gamers they’re faster [to] fatigue as a result of they should run extra, they’ve excessive depth.

‘We count on that from them in our approach of play. So we’d like numbers there however not solely numbers. We don’t want solely amount, we’d like high quality.’


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