Manchester United are willing to pay up to €100m (£85m) to sign Anthony from Ajax in one of the biggest transfers in the club’s history.
In fact, once the deal is complete, Paul Pogba will only move to Old Trafford for a larger fee.
It would also mark the conclusion of a long-running saga that saw Man United spend months chasing the Brazil international, favorite of Tin Hag.
But how will these huge fees be divided? How much amount is tied to bonuses, and how much money will Ajax get?
Anthony transfer fee
Manchester United have reached an agreement with Ajax to pay €100m for Anthony, but not all of that is linked to an initial cost. However, the Amsterdam club have undoubtedly worked hard to obtain maximum value for their player, and it is widely reported that Manchester United will pay €95m (£81m) for the Brazilian winger, regardless of his performance.
This means that only €5 million of Anthony’s fee will be tied to additional bonuses.
How does that compare to the other €100m potential men in the summer, Darwin Nunez of Liverpool and Aurelien Chuamini of Real Madrid?
Man United’s conditions are not favorable in comparison. The Nunez deal is said to have around €25 million in performance-related bonuses while that figure drops to around €20 million for Xwamini. The Red Devils invest much more in Anthony in initial fees.
How much money will Ajax see?
Ajax certainly won’t see the full fee, with São Paulo set to benefit greatly from the deal. In fact, the Brazilian club will receive 20% of the initial deal due to the agreement when Anthony moved to Europe and another 2.7% due to the solidarity mechanism.
This means that Sao Paulo’s transfer fee is €21.57 million. Ajax will remain with 73.43 million euros from the deal.