MU leaders are about to conduct direct negotiations with PSV to discuss the transfer of striker Cody Gakpo.
The departure of Cristiano Ronaldo leaves a void in the Red Devils attack. Therefore, coach Ten Hag wants to recruit a new striker, with the top target being Cody Gakpo.
The 23-year-old striker is impressing at the 2022 World Cup in the Netherlands national team shirt. Gakpo scored 3 goals when coached Van Gaal as a plug.
Last summer, Cody Gakpo was also on the shopping list of the Manchester team. But then, Ten Hag and BLD MU decided to focus on the Antony deal.
Leeds and Southampton then offered to buy Gakpo at the end of the summer market, but the Dutch striker decided to stay at PSV to play regularly.
He responded to expectations with 13 goals so far. Cody Gakpo’s value increases day by day thanks to the top performance in Qatar.
It is known that in August, PSV refused an offer of £ 26 million, plus an additional £ 11 million in surcharges that Leeds sent to ask to buy Gakpo.
Now the price of Cody Gakpo has increased to nearly 50 million pounds. In addition to MU, both Arsenal, Newcastle or PSG are also interested in the Dutch star.
As for MU, the club’s negotiating team began to take the first steps to negotiate with PSV. The Manchester team hope, they can reach an agreement for a fee of 40 million pounds upfront.
Remuneration for Gakpo is also not a problem for MU, because the team’s salary fund has just decreased significantly when the club terminated Ronaldo’s contract.