Ajax head coach Alfred Schreuder has lamented “everything is about money”, as winger Antony reportedly nears a move to Manchester United.
The Brazil international looks to be on the verge of a move to United, with the clubs reportedly closing in on an £85m (€100.1m) fee.
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag worked with him during his time as Ajax head coach and the wide man has been open about his desire to reunite with his former boss.
Antony announced he wanted the move in an interview with journalist Fabrizio Romano, saying: “I’m not asking Ajax to release me.
“I am asking Ajax to sell me with the highest offer ever for an Eredivisie player. I have been insisting on this topic since February so that the club can rebuild the squad with peace of mind.”
“I was very happy in Amsterdam, I won titles at Ajax, made friends and built part of my career, but now I confirm that I am ready and full of motivation to follow my story and my dreams.”
The 22-year-old was left out of Ajax’s squad for the 2-0 league win over Utrecht as his desire to move on looks set to come true and Schreuder is disappointed with the situation.
After Sunday’s win, Schreuder told ESPN.nl: “It’s all about the money. I think it’s sad.
“But this is our world. It’s very sad and I don’t approve of these things at all.”