For the time being, the highly rated Brazilian forward is thriving in the Netherlands, but he is planning trips to Europe outside of Amsterdam.
Antony of Ajax is currently enhancing his reputation in the Netherlands, but the Brazilian – who has recently been linked with Manchester United and Liverpool – admits that he would like to test himself in the Premier League or La Liga at some point.
A winger with 21 goals in 72 appearances for Ajax is not currently pushing for a transfer, but future plans are being developed.
It is only a matter of time before a hot prospect is snapped up by a big-spending member of Europe’s elite, and the highly-rated 21-year-old says he will be ready when that day comes.
When asked if he is considering another challenge, Antony told De Telegraaf, “Ajax is the place where I feel happy.” But, of course, I occasionally consider the next step.
“The English and Spanish competitions are fantastic, in my opinion.” I hope to be able to play there when the time comes. When, precisely? Only God knows for sure.”
Will Antony’s ways change?
Antony’s stock has risen as a result of eye-catching outings in which he frequently pulls out a bag of tricks.
As admiring glances are directed his way, he insists that he will not change his ways, with his game all about creativity and entertainment.
Welcome to the Brazil national team, Antony 🆕🇧🇷
One match, one goal 👍 pic.twitter.com/IQqQ8kdEPQ
— GOAL (@goal) October 8, 2021
When asked about potential changes to his approach, Antony said, “There will always be people who think the tricks are really cool and people who disapprove of them.”
“I believe my actions are functional because I want to demonstrate to my opponent that I am the boss.” And it frequently results in a goal or an assist. So I don’t give a damn what other people think. I maintain my focus in the face of both praise and criticism.
Antony is learning from whom?
A move to England is being discussed for an exciting youngster, and the same is true for his current coach.
Erik ten Hag is said to be of interest to Manchester United as they look for a new permanent manager this summer, with Antony a big fan of the 52-year-old Dutchman who raises the standards of everyone he works with.
“He’s a great coach with a keen eye for detail,” Antony said.
“The team is the most important thing, but every player improves as a footballer under his tutelage and training.”
“Since I arrived, he has instilled confidence in me and believes in what I am capable of.” That is something I am grateful to him for. I hold a high regard for him.”