Manchester United pass the second for Cody Gakpo

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Involved in 33 goals in all competitions, Cody Gakpo is currently the most decisive player in Europe. And PSV Eindhoven can clearly thank the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and its fall programming. Without this, the very versatile Dutch talent, author of 9 goals and 12 offerings in 14 Eredivisie matches, would undoubtedly play at Leeds United. Remember, the English club had almost reached an agreement with the twirling 23-year-old winger and a private plane was even waiting for him at Eindhoven airport to take him to England in the last hours of the transfer window.

But aware of the imminence of the World Cup and the interest of being able to approach the competition with the Oranje in full possession of his means and above all in full confidence, Gakpo has decided to stay. And the current top scorer in the Dutch championship had a hollow nose since Louis van Gaal made him the attacking leader of his team. Well it took him since he was the one who delivered the Netherlands against Senegal with a beautiful header. Active throughout the match, the Dutch international revealed himself to the general public and saw his rating increase further.

Cody Gakpo is estimated at €60m by PSV

At the end of the transfer window, PSV demanded 45 M€ to release him, on the strength of his incredible 2021-22 season. In view of what he has produced since the end of the transfer window and his XXL performance against Senegal, his value has increased. According to our information, PSV will only agree to discuss up to €60m. A sum that could increase further in the event of new performances in Qatar. At this price, the courtiers will be fewer. This is good, the player and his entourage no longer plan to join clubs such as Leeds United or Nottingham Forest, candidates declared last summer.

Today, Arsenal continue to follow the player’s performances, but are no longer really in pole position to welcome him. Because according to our information, it is Manchester United who is today the hottest on the file. Erik ten Haag, who particularly appreciates the player and who already wanted to recruit him at the end of the summer transfer window, made him his winter priority. It must be said that Cody Gakpo has the immense advantage of being able to play on the whole front of the attack. He can therefore easily replace a disappointing Jadon Sancho whose coach no longer counts anyway. But internally on the side of Manchester, we also say that Gakpo could be the perfect replacement for a Cristiano Ronaldo fired for a few days and which will allow MU to save a lot of money (around 18 M €). The profile of Cody Gakpo is therefore unanimous at Manchester United and the Red Devils have the means to afford the talented Dutchman and will in all likelihood take action. But nothing is done at the moment and it will probably be necessary to wait for the end of the World Cup to see this file settle.

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