After Cristiano Ronaldo left, Man United has been linked with a move to entice Gakpo from PSV in January.
The 23-year-old was a player United were interested in signing over the summer, but their pursuit was unsuccessful because they spent a lot of money on Antony’s transfer from Ajax.
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The Netherlands international is still a target for the Red Devils, though, and numerous media outlets have stated that Man United will make another try to buy Cody Gakpo from PSV when the transfer window reopens in January.
This week, some unofficial rumors suggested that Manchester United and the PSV midfielder had reached a “deal in principle.”
Gakpo has declined to say whether he’ll stay at PSV after the January transfer market, after stating earlier this season that it’s a shame his dream move to Old Trafford didn’t materialize. He did, however, r/e/v/eal that he is currently totally focused on the World Cup in Qatar.
He responded, “Right now, I’m busy with the Dutch squad,” when asked if he planned to leave PSV in January.
Gakpo has maintained his stellar play while playing for the Netherlands, scoring two goals in the World Cup Qatar against Senegal and Ecuador.
When the Netherlands play Qatar the following week in what would be their final group stage match, the PSV forward has a chance to increase his tally.
The Dutch team will finish first in Group C if they defeat Qatar.
World Cup hero Cody Gakpo finally responds to Manchester United’s strong interest
Cody Gakpo, a striker for PSV Eindhoven, has commented on the persistent rumors that he would transfer to Manchester United in January.
A recent source stated that the Red Devils and Gakpo had reached a preliminary understanding over a much anticipated winter move.
Another one claimed that Erik ten Hag and the club’s management were planning to sign the brilliant 23-year-old in January.
Gakpo, in Ten Hag’s opinion, is the ideal Cristiano Ronaldo substitute. Additionally, his adaptability makes him a priceless asset for the United manager.
United made a solid offer for Gakpo in the summer, but the 20-time English winners ultimately chose Antony.
Gakpo’s impending departure from the Eredivisie was all but confirmed by Dutch TV host Hans Kraay Jr, who claimed that United was the team best positioned to sign him.
Gakpo has since commented on the matter and expressed his flattery at the attention being paid to him.
I’m currently focusing on the World Cup, the player declared. Although it’s always nice to hear, I just concentrate on this and try my best.
“I don’t become embarrassed by the rumors. But it’s a team sport; nobody plays on their own. I would much rather it be about the team. Although I appreciate the kind words, I’m not overly concerned.
When the window opens in January, Gakpo would not rule out making a move.
When asked about it, he responded, “Right now, the Dutch team is keeping me busy. In the winter, I’ll monitor the situation. Anything is possible in football.
He asserted that he believed he could succeed anywhere and that the world had not yet seen his best qualities.
Gakpo has been the standout player for the Netherlands so far. He has scored twice for Louis van Gaal’s team. We can only hope that United quickly ties him up and brings him to Old Trafford.