Antony the player that cost United €100 million is near to a transfer without glory at the end of the season.
His destination is Flamengo which can speed up the process but this remains only a paper option. This operation can bring Gabriel Barbosa to Old Trafford from Flamengo.
Barbosa’s contract ends the next December and with a year left in his contract, Ten Hag is keen on his transfer.
His price is approximately £25 million and United can close this operation in January. But Antony will get a loan contract instead and hopes for a return to Old Trafford.
Barbosa is a player who wants a second chance in Europe and wants to prove his values on a big stage.
Old Trafford is the best stage for the striker after the short adventure he passed with Inter Milan back in 2017. He spent his time on loan to Benfica and Santos, before joining Flamengo.
This time he wants to perform at a high level in the Theatre of Dreams. He has all the skills and the positioning of a talent and a complete striker.
Gabriel Barbosa is one of the best players in the Brazilian Serie A and wants to keep the same rhythm in England.
He has scored five goals this season with the shirt of Flamengo in Serie A and also made some good appearances in the Copa du Brasil. Ten Hag is insisting that the player switch systems and find a partner for Rasmus Hojlund.
Only January will decide and the clubs are currently in the first contact to make this operation possible.
Flamengo will not let the player go away without any cost in the next year. This is the ideal chance for both clubs for this operation to happen.