Manchester United is reportedly eyeing a move to bring in Japanese international Takefusa Kubo as a replacement for Antony, the underperforming Samba winger at Old Trafford.
According to an exclusive report from The Sun, Manchester United has conducted thorough scouting of the Asian playmaker and is keen on securing him as a replacement for Antony.
The potential deal involves Real Sociedad, who is open to accepting a transfer fee amounting to £43 million for their prized asset.
In the previous season, the 22-year-old, who did not make a single appearance for Real Madrid, showcased his skills by scoring 9 goals and providing 7 assists in La Liga while playing for Sociedad.
In the current campaign, Kubo has already started in 14 league games, contributing directly to 9 goals (6 goals and 3 assists).
On the contrary, Antony’s performance for Manchester United has been far from satisfactory.
In the ongoing season, he has failed to score a single goal or provide any assists for the Red Devils.
Antony, a key member of Erik ten Hag’s Ajax squad that clinched the Eredivisie title, prompted the Dutch manager to sign him last year.
However, after numerous opportunities, it has become evident that bringing Antony on board was a mistake, and now the consensus is to offload him.
The question arises: Should Manchester United be willing to agree to the £43 million fee to secure the services of Kubo? Share your perspective.