MU negotiated to sign PSV’s Cody Gakpo in January 2023 after announcing the cancellation of the contract with Ronaldo.
Calcio Mercato said that MU is leading Liverpool in the race to sign Cody Gakpo.
Gakpo is in high form, scoring in the Netherlands’ 2-0 win over Senegal in the opening game World Cup 2022.
MU has difficulty in scoring goals, urgently need to add 1 striker in transfer winter, after deciding to terminate the contract with Ronaldo early because of a shocking interview. And Cody Gakpo was “dotted” on the list by Erik ten Hag.
In fact, in the summer MU There was also an offer to Cody Gakpo, but then because he bought Antony from Ajax, he put the deal aside.
Cody Gakpo later expressed disappointment because he thought he could have come to play at Old Trafford in the current campaign. But he thinks it is also a good thing for him to stay at PSV, ensuring a place in the Dutch team for the 2022 World Cup.
Head coach Louis Van Gaal at that time also prevented Cody Gakpo from joining MU, warning that if he did not play regularly, it would be difficult to ensure his name on the list to Qatar.
However, the situation of MU is different now, Ronaldo is no longer at Old Trafford, so the Red Devils squad not only misses a position in the attack, but it is also more peaceful internally.
Cody Gakpo costs about 45-55 million euros, but the transfer fee can increase by several tens of million euros if he has a successful World Cup with the Netherlands.
The 23-year-old star is considered to play very flexible, suitable for the style of Erik ten Hag. In 21 games for PSG, Cody Gakpo scored 13 goals and provided 17 assists.
Erik ten Hag wants MU to act quickly, because in addition to Liverpool, AC Milan also wants to sign.