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Manchester United set reduced Antony transfer price as Sir Jim Ratcliffe clarifies situation



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Manchester United have admitted they will make a loss on Antony as Sir Jim Ratcliffe clarifies the situation surrounding Old Trafford this summer.

Manchester United are open to letting Antony leave Old Trafford this summer, two years after the club paid £85 million for the Brazilian winger.

As revealed by UtdDistrict last month and confirmed by the Manchester Evening News on Monday, Erik ten Hag‘s club will entertain offers for the winger this summer, with the club needing to raise funds.

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It has been said that United are ready to take a £35 million hit on Antony, with the club looking to sell the player for £50 million – and he is not the only one.

United are also looking to sell Sancho for around the same price, and with other players such as Mason Greenwood and Scott McTominay also available for transfer, the club will look to raise over £150 million in sales.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe, new co-owner of Manchester United, stressed the importance of sales last week as INEOS structure the club’s transfers this summer.

“FFP (financial fair play) has become a new aspect of running the football club, and it’s clearly a really critical part of running a football club,” he said. “And you have to think about how you can manage FFP to the benefit of the club.

“There are different ways in which you can do that. But ultimately, FFP says you have to operate the club within its own means. And, effectively, it takes into account your prior expenditure, and the club’s spent quite heavily in the last couple of seasons. So that does impact FFP going forward because they’ve used quite a large part of their allowance if you like.

“So we need to be quite clear in the summer as to what the extent of [it]. I don’t know the full answer to that question at the moment. It’s obviously related to sales as well as purchases, and so we need to get our heads around that well before the summer window so we understand the number.”