Arsenal and Tottenham face £50m transfer problem ahead of Erik ten Hag’s Man United arrival

The manager of Ajax is set to become the new manager of Manchester United. He wants to bring one of his current players to Old Trafford, which could anger Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. 

With the news that Erik ten Hag is set to move to Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are said to have a £50m problem. The Dutchman is said to be interested in Ajax wideman Antony. A lot of people have been interested in the job at Old Trafford since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was fired back in November. The Dutchman is one of them. 

In the end, the Red Devils hired Ralf Rangnick as an interim manager while they looked for a long-term replacement. Mauricio Pochettino, who used to be the manager of Tottenham, is said to be in the running. Even though, new reports say that a deal to bring ten Hag to Old Trafford is close and that an announcement on his appointment is only a matter of time now. 

However, it looks like the Ajax player has already started planning for the next transfer window. He wants to move for a player from Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. If ten Hag wants to get Antony, The Sun says that he wants to get the winger because he played well for Ajax under him over the last few years. 

Sao Paulo moved to Ajax in the summer of 2020. He has become one of the best players in the team under ten Hag. He has 12 goals and 10 assists in all competitions so far this season. He has been a big part of the Amsterdam giants' fight for the Eredivisie title and a long run in the Champions League, as well. 

A lot of people say that the Brazilian is a great addition, and that ten Hag is going to start working on Manchester United's Old Trafford soon rather than later. As long as the Red Devils seem to be interested, it has been said that Arsenal and Tottenham were also interested in the 22-year-old. 

CalcioMercato previously said that the Gunners were one of the clubs interested in Ajax star Daley Blind. Barcelona, Liverpool, Manchester City, Real Madrid, and Paris Saint-Germain were also said to be interested. Meanwhile, it is said that Tottenham wanted to know more about his future, but instead chose to look for Juventus wideman Dejan Kulusevski instead. The Swede had a good start to life in north London. 

Any deal that Antony makes is not likely to be cheap. The Sun has said that a deal could cost more than £50m, which could leave both Arsenal and Tottenham with a lot of problems. 

What would happen if the Gunners spent a lot of money on a player who wasn't needed? For example, in midfield and at the striker positions, the Gunners likely have a lot more important things to do. Spurs, on the other hand, already have Kulusevski, as well as Steven Bergwijn, Lucas Moura, and more wide players. They don't need to sign another wide player.

Source: Football.London 

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