Perhaps there’s still a chance for Manchester City to sign São Paulo wonderkid Antony in this transfer window.
UOL journalist Ricardo Perrone has a story today claiming that despite the Brazilian side’s wish to keep the player, a convincing offer could still change the scenario.
São Paulo claimed earlier this month that they’ve rejected a €20m bid for Antony, without revealing the name of the potential club.
Several outlets at the time said it was Manchester City who made that bid, and Ricardo Perrone says it once again today. It’s stated the Premier League side wanted to buy the player and loan him out to Sporting for a year.
Antony didn’t try to force his way out, since he understand the club is under pressure not to sell their stars and to win new titles.
Perrone claims the player’s staff are not asking for a transfer either, but they understand that there’s the chance of a move in this transfer window in case a bigger bid arrives.
São Paulo’s stance has been that Antony only leaves if his €50m release clause is paid, but let’s see if they can reject some other offers.