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Antony dos Santos Stats - A New Starlet in Manchester

Updated: Nov 17, 2023

Antony dos santos stats at Ajax

Officially confirmed by our Beloved Fabrizio Romano, Antony Santos is the new Manchester United player, A talented winger who surely was a starlet under Ten Hag at Ajax, Anthony had been targeted viciously by Manchester United this season, not only by Manchester United but a host of other club’s too.

Antony Dos Santos to Manchester United -

Naturally talented winger he has made his name under Tenhag in Ajax creating havoc for the opposition down the wings, he is fast, elegant and performs skills like prime Neymar, surely United would be very pleased with the signing of the forward.

Likes to cut in, take on defenders, performs absolute beast of skill moves, passing, running with the ball, efficient Left foot you name it, Anthony has it all.

His Stats at Ajax

Antony's last season stats are very impressive, with 33 appearances for Ajax in all competitions scoring 12 goals, and providing 10 assists.

It comes as no surprise that Ten Hag is a big Anthony fan, He coached him in Ajax and during this summer transfer strategy of United, what we have seen quite indicates that Ten Hag is trying to resurrect an Ajax team altogether.

However, it was Antony’s pure will to join United as various media sources let out that he went against the club to secure a deal with Manchester United.

He was reportedly missing training sessions on purpose, virtually begging Ajax to sell him to Manchester United, Surely If a player puts in this much amount of willingness to join a club it's pure passion and love that drives him.

It would also be noted that he would reunite again with his then-Ajax manager Eric Ten Hag. under whom he was technically a beast.

The deal agreed around €95 million to sign the Ajax winger, he would be the second most expensive player United has splashed their cash on after Paul Pogba.

With the signing of players like Anthony Santos and Lisandro Martinez this summer it is clear that United wants to secure a long-term future with these players. But the question always looms over Will these transfers work out as planned? Or we are seeing another Louis Van Gal in the making.

Antony's Evolution in Ajax

In a recent Eredivisie clash between Ajax and Vitesse, the spotlight was on 20-year-old Brazilian talent, Antony dos Santos. Despite being down to 10 men after midfielder Edson Alvarez's red card, Ajax coach Erik ten Hag's decision to keep Antony on the pitch proved pivotal. Antony's masterful performance, including a stunning goal, secured a 2-1 victory for Ajax.

Antony's journey to European success is marked by perseverance, detailed in his book, "From Overcoming a Real Dream." Born in Sao Paulo, he joined Sao Paulo FC's youth setup at age 10, overcoming multiple setbacks before making his senior debut at 18. His playing style at Ajax, primarily on the right wing, draws comparisons to Eden Hazard. Antony's exceptional close control, quick direction changes, and prolific shooting ability make him a formidable force on the field.

His early-season form with Ajax indicates a player adapting well to European football, showcasing versatility and improved match intelligence.

The Brazilian's £14.18 million transfer to Ajax, potentially rising to £26.5 million, marked a record for Dutch clubs. Despite initial skepticism, Antony's performances are justifying the hefty fee, with Ajax already benefiting from his contributions.

Antony's evolution and growing confidence, exemplified by his recent goal using his weaker foot, hint at a promising future. If he continues to shine, the young talent could make waves in the Champions League and potentially secure another move within the next two years, possibly to the Premier League.

In summary, Antony stands as one of Dutch football's brightest prospects, proving to be a valuable asset for Ajax and a potential star on the global stage.


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