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Barcelona In Pursuit Of This Ajax Forward; Will A Deal Happen?

Barcelona is allegedly interested in signing Antony, a 21-year-old Brazilian striker nicknamed “the new Neymar.”

Barcelona is interested in signing Antony from Ajax, according to Spanish source Fichajes. The 21-year-old Brazilian attacker has been dubbed the “next Neymar”. He has shown an interest in playing in La Liga in the future.

Antony joined Ajax from Sao Paulo in February 2020. It was later revealed that he would be Hakim Ziyech’s long-term replacement. That was following his transfer to Chelsea last summer. Since then, the Brazilian forward has done a lot to fill the hole left by the Moroccan international. He is now a regular for the Dutch giants.

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In 50 games for Ajax, the 21-year-old has 11 goals and 12 assists to his credit. Antony has been compared to Neymar, a current idol in his nation. This is, despite the fact that he is not as productive as him. Barcelona has always taken note of his progress.

Barcelona is in pursuit of Antony; will it be possible for them to get the deal done?

Barcelona has been attempting to re-sign Neymar since he stunned the world four years ago. This was when he moved to Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record transfer. That ship appears to have gone already, especially after Lionel Messi’s own summer move to PSG.

Barcelona looks to set the groundwork for long-term success, it is becoming obvious that a youthful core group will be formed, which will help them stay on track. As a result, Antony is a possible target for the Blaugrana, who has also been connected with Raheem Sterling, Oscar Romero, Angel Romero, and Luis Diaz.

As previously said, Antony is being dubbed the “next Neymar,” and if he does really prove to be a player in the mould of his compatriot, Barcelona would be wise to make a bid for him.

Antony has previously stated that he would like to play in La Liga in the future, although it is unknown whether he would prefer to join Barcelona or Real Madrid. For the time being, the 21-year-old Brazilian forward has caught Barcelona’s attention.

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MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE PLAYER:

Born in Osasco, Antony joined the youth setup of São Paulo FC in 2010. In 2018, his side won the J League Challenge tournament in Japan and he was voted as the best player of the tournament

On 26 September 2018, Antony along with Helinho and Igor Gomes was promoted to the senior team, and he signed a contract until September 2023. On 15 November, he made his first-team debut, coming on as a substitute for Helinho in a 1–1 draw against Grêmio.

Antony signed a five-year contract with Ajax on the 23rd of February, 2020. He moved to the club for a fee of £13m. That was with a potential increase to £18.2m, which was a big deal. In a 1–0 win over Sparta Rotterdam on September 13, 2020, Antony scored his first goal for Ajax.

Antony scored his second Ajax goal in a league match against SBV Vitesse. In a 2–1 away win over Midtjylland back in the 2020–21 season, Antony scored his first UEFA Champions League goal on November 3, 2020. Let’s see if Barcelona can add him to their squad right now, as they work on this rebuilding phase.

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