It is an open secret that Manchester United need to sign a winger. Reports in the Italian media claim that Manchester United are frontrunners to land PSV winger Cody Gakpo.
The 23-year-old winger has played all his life at PSV. He has made his way through the youth system at the Dutch club. His current deal runs out in the summer of 2026.
The winger banged in 16 goals and provided 18 assists in 30 matches this season across all fronts showcasing just how influential he has been in the final third.
He is considered to be one of the best wingers in Netherlands. Gakpo has also left his mark at the international stage after netting four goals in 10 senior appearances for the Netherlands national team.
His impressive performances this season have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.
Cody Gakpo is widely regarded as a key transfer target for Manchester United this winter.
The Red Devils have built a reputation for recruiting young talent from within Europe, predominantly targeting those with sell-on value and immense potential.
Manchester United are desperate to make an impact in the winter transfer window.
The 23-year-old is a dynamic winger, who possesses good technical skills and ball control. His finishing abilities when in and around the box will come as a massive asset to Erik ten Hag’s side.
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According to the report, “Manchester United are said to be leading the race to sign forward Cody Gakpo. The PSV and Netherlands forward is in demand this winter, especially after his World Cup showing so far. Gakpo scored the goal as his country beat Senegal 2-0 in their opening group stage game of the competition in Qatar. Per CalcioMercato, United are ready to reopen talks with PSV about Gakpo, after deciding not to sign him in the summer. Manager Erik ten Hag is said to be an admirer of Gakpo, who was linked to Leeds United and Southampton last summer as well. Liverpool, Arsenal and West Ham are also being linked with Gakpo this winter.”
Cody Gakpo is a top-class talent and PSV want to keep him at the club.
The English giants will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Gakpo to join the club.
PSV would be wise to keep the Netherlands international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.
Good signing for Manchester United?
Undoubtedly, he would be a fantastic recruit for United.
Signing the 23-year-old in the winter transfer window would be a masterstroke from Ten Hag.
All in all, Gakpo will be an ideal choice for Erik ten Hag as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his attackers.
It will be interesting to see where the player ends up this winter.
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Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time playing Esports games.