Manchester United Agree To Sell Winger After Antony’s Signing

Brazil's Antony celebrates scoring their third goal.

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Manchester United have agreed to sell one of their academy wingers following the signing of Antony from Ajax.

The Red Devils completed the long-awaited transfer of the Brazilian winger on deadline day. The 22-year-old has signed a contract until 2027, with the option of an additional year.

Erik ten Hag was determined to reunite with Antony due to lack of world class options at right wing at Carrington. Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Elanga all prefer to start from the left.

During the pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia, the Dutch coach had only one natural right-winger at his disposal – Tahith Chong.

The talented Dutch forward, akin to Antony, moved to England’s northwest from the Netherlands. Despite doing well for the club’s youth sides, he never managed to make the right wing role his own in the senior side.

However, the Feyenoord talent did impress on loan at Birmingham last season. His 20 appearances in the Championship was enough to convince Birmingham City to sign him on a permanent basis.

According to The Athletic, United have agreed a fee with the Championship outfit for the sale of Chong.

He will share the City dressing room with United academy midfielder Hannibal Mejbri, who has moved to Birmingham on a season long loan.