Manchester United is in talks with Cody Gakpo’s agents about a possible transfer, but Liverpool is also interested in the PSV Eindhoven attacker.
Manchester, Liverpool are in talks with Cody Gakpo’s representatives about a possible move, but according to Fabrizio Romano, Liverpool are also interested in the PSV Eindhoven attacker.
Gakpo has developed into one of the most remarkable young players in Dutch football since breaking into the PSV first team in 2018. He’s now an important part of the starting lineup and drew the attention of a few clubs after scoring 21 goals and providing 15 assists in all competitions last season.
The 23-year-old was strongly linked with a move to the Chief Association the previous summer, and Romano claims Manchester Joined had a few meetings with the players’ camp. According to the transfer journalist, Gakpo was ready to join Joined together and individual terms were not an issue, All things being equal, the Manchester giants chose to sign Anthony from Ajax.
In any case, Manchester United’s advantage remains, and Romano claims that the Red Devils are back in talks with Gakpo’s delegates about a possible move to Old Trafford. The parties are’really buckling down’ toward an agreement and have a great relationship because Gakpo has similar specialists as Man Utd manager Erik ten Hag.
PSV have slapped a £43m [€50m] asking price on his head, according to Romano, though that valuation may rise after Gakpo’s brilliant displays at the World Cup, where he scored three goals in three games for Holland.
It remains to be seen whether Manchester United will try to complete a deal in January or wait until next summer, but they may want to act quickly because Romano claims Liverpool is also interested in the attacker.
Following a disappointing start to the season, Jurgen Klopp is looking to strengthen his squad, and the journalist claims that Liverpool has sent scouts to watch Gakpo on several occasions. As a result, the Merseysiders may decide to compete with Manchester United for a potential deal for the Dutch forward if he decides to move to England.
United and Liverpool will face additional competition from clubs across Europe, with Fabrizio Romano naming Real Madrid as one of the clubs keeping an eye on Gakpo’s situation.
The PSV star primarily plays on the left wing but is equally at ease playing on either flank or through the middle as a striker, so his versatility would be a huge asset for Manchester United or Liverpool.
Gakpo has huge potential and is proving he can cut it at the highest level after his World Cup performances, so he’d be an exciting signing if United or Liverpool were able to win the race for his signature.