Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag would have considered paying €250m to sign Antony from Ajax last summer.

That’s according to journalist René van der Gijp, who believes the Dutchman may have considered paying any price to get the Brazilian.

Antony joined Manchester United in a €95m deal last summer as Ten Hag started his rebuild at Old Trafford and focused on several of his former players to help with that.

He had worked with Antony at Ajax, where the Brazilian had managed 24 goals and 22 assists in 82 games for the club since arriving from Sao Paulo in 2020.

He has not managed to reach that level at Manchester United, though, with a tally of eight goals and three assists in 55 games so far proving to be nowhere near what the club were expected when they paid such a huge sum for his signature.

His struggles have continued this season and most now consider him to be a transfer flop, with a growing belief he is unlikely to ever prove to be worth the money spent on him.

It seems they may have gotten off lightly, though, as Van der Gijp believes Ten Hag would have been willing to pay considerably more for a reunion.

“How about having the wind with the sale of Antony for €100m,” Van der Gijp said in comments relayed by Voetbal Zone.

“That is really having the wind in your sails though. He is seen at Manchester United as the worst purchase ever.

“Ten Hag didn’t know any more at one point either. I think if Ajax had asked €250m for Antony, Ten Hag would have considered it too.

“You were in such a flow as Ajax at the time but you have to keep in the back of your mind that one day it will also pass.”