Rangers’ Champion League rivals Ajax have finally agreed to sell Brazilian winger Anthony to Man United, recouping a reported £85m for the attacker.

That’s according to the likes of BBC Sport, who claim Erik ten Hag is set to be reunited with the 22-year-old in the coming 48 hours.

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It is a substantial outlay for the English Premier League side with Man Utd paying an initial £80.75m up front with £4.25m in add-ons.

Whilst Ajax will be smarting at recouping such a monumental fee for Anthony, a player who has scored 25 goals and provided 22 assists in 82 appearances, losing one of the club’s key players is undoubtedly a blow.

The winger is also a full Brazilian international, having made his debut in October 2021 and going on to score two goals in nine appearances for the Selecao.

Anthony will be latest to leave Ajax as Rangers analyse summer exodus

Ajax will now likely look to replace Anthony in the coming days and Rangers will have one eye on what happens at the Dutch club, who’ve gone through a transformational window.

The club have lost the likes of Lisandro Martinez (Man United), Sebastian Haller (Borussia Dortmund), Ryan Gravenberch (Bayern Munich), Perr Schurrs (Torino) and Nicolas Tagliafico (Lyon) this window alone.

The likes of Steven Bergwijn (Spurs), Calvin Bassey (Rangers), Brian Brobbey (RB Leipzig), Owen Wijndal (AZ Alkmaar), Ahmetcan Kaplan (Trabzonspor), Francisco Conceicao (Porto) and Jorge Sanchez (America) have all been signed to replace them.

After several seasons of impressing in the Champions League, it landed Ajax a spot in pot one of the Group Stage draw with Rangers the team from pot 4.

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Alongside pot 2 Liverpool and pot 4 Napoli, it promises to be a competitive group and Rangers will have one eye on the Ajax sale of Anthony to Man United ahead of the tournament kicking off.

Rangers will start their first Champions League Group Stage campaign against Ajax at the Johan Cruyff Arena on Wednesday 7th September.

Meanwhile, the Rangers debate surrounding one international footballer has been settled as he officially moves elsewhere.

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