Manchester United target Antony has publicly criticised Ajax for “refusing to cooperate” in fulfilling his desire to leave for the English club.
With Man Utd ramping up their interest in recent weeks, the Brazilian has made it abundantly clear that he wants his current club to let him go, skipping training sessions and speaking publicly of his desire to leave for Old Trafford.
He’s now done just that again in an interview with Fabrizio Romano, in which he claims he has been telling Ajax he wants a transfer since February.
“My agents came to Amsterdam in February to inform Ajax about my wish to leave and find a new challenge,” he said.
“We knew that there would be interested clubs, and therefore also interesting offers for Ajax.
“In June I came back from my holiday earlier to inform Ajax that I wanted to leave, and that they had to consider this option.”
The club claim they can’t sell him as there’s not enough time to get a replacement, and it frustrates him that they didn’t sell him sooner given how much notice he gave them.
“During the transfer period, we continued to meet with Ajax and I received several offers to extend my contract,” he added.
“I made it clear that I wanted to leave. Today (Friday) I said the same to the club, but this time there is also a substantial offer at the club.”
“Ajax refuses to cooperate and gives the argument that they only have five days to replace me.”