In light of the uncertainties surrounding the future of star winger Antony, Ajax manager Alfred Schreuder has expressed his unhappiness with the money-driven nature of transfer negotiations.
Since Antony has been pressing for a transfer to Manchester United, he was left out of the matchday squad on Sunday to play Utrecht, during which it was revealed that the two teams had reached a €100 million agreement.
After beating Utrecht, Schreuder confessed his dissatisfaction in the situation, seemingly in reference to Antony’s wish to join United. Schreuder has been determined to keep Antony at the club.
“Nowadays, everything is about money,” he told ESPN. “I find this sad, but this is our world.
“It is very sad and I don’t approve of the things that are happening here.”
Later, Schreuder was asked whether he wished to change his belief that Antony would remain at the club.
“I stand by those words,” he said defiantly.
However, Schreuder abruptly shifted the subject when a journalist inquired about whether he had heard the update of a fee being agreed upon. “I want to talk about the game, not about Antony. I have said more than enough about this.”