Antony is a Brazilian professional football player who plays as a winger for the Brazil national team and Eredivisie club, Ajax. He joined the Netherlands’ league team back in 2020.
Based on the recent transfer news, Antony seems keen to join the Premier League side, Manchester United. United have been eyeing the Brazilian forward since they appointed ex-Ajax manager Erik ten Hag before the start of the 2022/23 season.
So will the Brazilian forward join the out-of-form Manchester United? We have to wait a little longer to get an answer to this question.
In the meantime, let’s learn more about Antony transfer news, his wife, stats, salary, parents, kids, height, and other facts.
Antony Transfer News Update: Is He Joining Manchester United?
Recently on 17 August 2022, Manchester United submitted an offer worth €80million (£67.6million) for Antony in the quest to bring him to Old Trafford. However, the proposal was ultimately denied by Ajax as they want to keep their prime forward.
However, Antony looks keen to join the Red Devils as he is urging his current team to make negotiations with the Premier League side. Meanwhile, he even didn’t show up in training with Ajax on Friday (19 August 2022) and Saturday (20 August 2022) ahead of their match against Sparta Rotterdam.
Antony didn’t show up again today in training with Ajax teammates – as he really wants Ajax board to negotiate with Man Utd. ??? #MUFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 20, 2022
United seem eager to bag Antony before the end of this transfer window and solidify their weak attacking option. In the meantime, they also have the PSV Eindhoven winger, Cody Gakpo in their sight in case the Antony deal is off.
Who Is His Wife? Their Married Life and Children
Antony has been married to his childhood sweetheart, Rosilene Xavier. His wife is also from Brazil.
As per the reports, the pair started dating each other when Antony was playing for the youth team of Sao Paulo. Born on 10 August 1999, Rosilene is a year older than her husband.
Antony pictured with his wife Rosilene and son Lorenzo (Source: Instagram)
After their nuptial bond, Antony and his wife became parents to their son, Lorenzo. He was born on 8 November 2019. The football star often shares the picture of his son on his Instagram account.
His Football Stats, Salary, and Net Worth
Antony started his football career playing for the Brazilian club, Sao Paulo. He spent his youth career there from 2010 to 2018. After that, he played for two senior years for Sao Paulo till 2020.
Later on 23 February 2020, the Brazilian forward joined the Eredivisie side, Ajax after agreeing to a five-year deal. His deal included an initial £13 million, which could rise to £18.2 million.
Antony joined Ajax back in 2020 (Source: Instagram)
Antony scored his first goal for Ajax in their 1-0 victory over Sparta Rotterdam on 13 September 2020. So far, he has recorded the stats of 18 goals and 14 assists from 57 games for Ajax.
Moreover, Antony featured for the Brazil under-23 squad at the 2020 Summer Olympics. He then made his debut for the senior team on 7 October 2021. At this point, Antony has 2 goals from 9 starts for the Brazil national team.
Talking about his salary, Antony earns £19,000 per week, and £988,000 per year playing for Ajax. Besides, his professional net worth swirls around €10 million.
Antony Wiki; Age, Real Name, Parents, Ethnicity, Height
Antony is now 22 years of age born on 24 February 2000. He was born and raised in his hometown of Osasco, Sao Paulo, Brazil. His birth name is Antony Matheus dos Santos.
The winger was born to his parents, Mr. Dos Santos (father) and Cremilda Prudencio (mother). He has two siblings: one sister and one brother. His brother is named Emerson Santos.
Antony pictured with his mother Cremilda (Source: Instagram)
Antony is a graduate of Sao Paulo’s youth system. With Brazilian nationality, he holds white ethnicity. Antony has a tall height of 5 feet and 9 inches (1.74 meters).