Man Utd ‘considering dumping £85.5m flop Antony in shock swap transfer to bolster attacking ranks’ | The Sun
MANCHESTER UNITED are open to letting Antony leave on loan to sweeten a deal for another player, according to reports.
The Red Devils' have made a poor start to the season but managed to beat Fulham 1-0 yesterday.
Despite the positive result, it was a difficult afternoon for Antony with fans slamming his performance before he was subbed off for Facundo Pellistri after 63 minutes.
And Man Utd have reportedly had enough of their £85.5million flop and could let him leave Old Trafford.
With Sir Jim Ratcliffe's 25 per cent takeover not yet complete, the club must battle financial fair play rules until they see the extra cash injection.
United want to bolster their attacking options in January but can only look at cheap deals.
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Therefore, they are considering a move for Flamengo star Gabriel Barbosa.
The Mirror report that he is available for £20million and United could help seal the deal by making Antony go in the other direction.
Barbosa, who is nicknamed Gabigol, has scored 20 goals in 55 games this year.
The striker has also been capped 18 times by Brazil.
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He has previously been linked with a move to West Ham.
Meanwhile, Antony has failed to score or register an assist in ten appearance this season.
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