Ajax have signed winger Antony Matheus dos Santos from Sao Paulo for an initial 15.5m euros, which could rise to 21.75m euros. The 19-year-old, known as Antony, will join Ajax in July on a five-year deal. The move comes after Ajax forward Hakim Ziyech agreed to join Chelsea in the summer for 40m euros.
“We are getting a creative player who can play in every position up front,” said Ajax director of football Marc Overmars. “Some of our players will be leaving this summer – we need to plan for that, so it’s great that we’ve been able to finalise this transfer.” Brazil Under-23 player Antony came through the youth ranks at Sao Paulo, making his senior debut in November 2018.