PSV Eindhoven’s Cody Gakpo ‘appreciated’ by Manchester United

Erik ten Hag is said to be ‘liking’ PSV Eindhoven winger Cody Gakpo, according to Fabrizio Romano in his daily football transfer briefing for Caught Offside.

The Daily Mirror’s Simon Mullock has also reported on United’s interest in the 23-year-old, but adds that Arsenal and Leeds United are also in the hunt for the £40m-rated Dutchman.

United have turned their attention to Gakpo as he doesn’t want to pay the price Ajax have set for Antony.

Dutch winger Cody Gakpo ‘appreciated’ by Manchester United

Player Ten Hag enjoys

Gakpo “is certainly a player that Erik ten Hag has enjoyed for years,” reports Romano.

Last season, Gakpo made 27 appearances for PSV in the Eredivisie, scoring and assisting 12 apiece as his club finished the season two points behind Ajax’s Ten Hag. It compares favorably to the record of Antony, who has scored eight goals and made four assists in his 23 appearances for Ajax.

It may have a lot to do with how Antony retains his width as a traditional winger much more than Gakpo, who often tends to drift inside and play in central positions.

A deal for Gakpo should also cost less than Antony as Ajax don’t want to lose their important players anymore this season.

Manchester United transfer issues

Romano, however, warns that a deal for Gakpo could prove difficult. Manchester United have yet to enter into talks with PSV Eindhoven and will likely look for alternatives.

The midfield position continues to be one United want to strengthen with their right wing. United’s main target Frenkie de Jong is now linked to Chelsea if he does indeed leave Barcelona, ​​and Paris Saint-Germain has would have reached an agreement with Fabian Ruizthe Napoli midfielder is seen as an alternative target.

While Manchester United have seen several players leave in the transfer window, including Paul Pogbathey only made the three major transfers of Lisandro Martinez, Christian Eriksen and Tyrell Malacia.

It seems time is running out for Manchester United to help Erik ten Hag in his dream revolution.

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