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Antony To Become Brazil's 3rd Most Expensive Soccer Player After Man United Agree Fee With Ajax

Manchester United have agreed a fee with Ajax for the transfer of Brazil forward Antony.

According to BBC Sport, United will pay the Dutch champions £80.75 million up front plus a further £4.25m in potential add-ons.

He will be United's second most expensive signing of all time behind Paul Pogba.

United's transfer fee will also make Antony the third most expensive Brazilian footballer ever, after Neymar and Philippe Coutinho.

Antony has been capped nine times by Brazil at senior level, scoring twice.

He also won an Olympic gold medal with Brazil's Under 23 side in Tokyo last year.

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Should he start his Premier League career well it is expected that he will form part of the Brazil squad for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar this winter.

Antony pictured with an Olympic gold medal after helping Brazil win the men's soccer tournament at the Tokyo Games in 2021

Antony pictured with an Olympic gold medal after helping Brazil win the men's soccer tournament at the Tokyo Games in 2021

Most Expensive Brazilian Soccer Players

The top three most expensive Brazilian soccer players ever based on transfer fees

Fees as reported by BBC Sport

PlayerFee (inc add-ons)FromToYear

Neymar

£198m

Barcelona

PSG

2017

Philippe Coutinho

£142m

Liverpool

Barcelona

2018

Antony

£85m

Ajax

Man United

2022

Antony scored 17 goals and provided 12 assists in the Eredivisie in his first two seasons as an Ajax player after joining from Sao Paulo in 2020.

The 22-year-old has not featured in Ajax's two most recent games but he scored and assisted on August 14 in what now looks likely to have been his final appearance for the club.

Antony's performance in the 6-1 win over FC Groningen earlier this month was so good that Ajax decided to produce a video of his individual highlights.