According to several reliable sources Ajax forward Antony has landed in England with the Brazil international reportedly undergoing his Manchester United medical ahead of signing a long-term deal at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils agreed a €100m (£85m) deal for the 22-year-old on Sunday and he has now flown into England to conclude the details of his contract.
Antony went public with his interest in departing from the Eredivisie champions last week when he granted an interview to transfer expert and Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.
“Since February of this year, my agents came to Amsterdam to inform Ajax of my desire to leave the club to face new challenge and that some interested clubs would arrive and with them, certainly a great offer,” Antony told Romano in the interview.
Brazilian news outlet TNT Sports also confirmed that the player would have his medical and may be announced by Manchester United on Monday. He is expected to sign a five-year contract with the club.
The report claimed that due to paperwork and issues with the change of countries, the pacey forward is not expected to be available for the Red Devils’ match Leicester City on Thursday, but Erik ten Hag would be keen to have him in the squad for the game versus Arsenal at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Antony is set to become Manchester United’s fifth signing in the summer window, following the arrivals of Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen, Lisandro Martinez and Casemiro.
Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.
In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.
He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.
Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.
He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.
Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.
Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.