Manchester United target Cody Gakpo hasn’t ruled out a move from PSV Eindhoven as he continues to shine at the World Cup.
The Dutch winger grabbed the headlines in Qatar with two goals in the Oranje’s first two games, the latest against Ecuador.
This will no doubt attract the attention of the world’s top clubs as Gakpo already boasts 33 goals and assists for club and country so far this season.
During the summer transfer window, the 23-year-old was the subject of strong interest from Premier League giants United, but manager Erik ten Hag was unable to connect with his compatriot at Old Trafford.
That’s probably far from the end of the story, however, with Gakpo’s performances only increasing speculation, with the likes of Barcelona, Liverpool and Arsenal also linked.
Unsurprisingly, a number of England journalists were present when they found out Gakpo would be taking the Dutch press conference alongside Daley Blind, and transfer news was high on the agenda.
“Of course I like what they write about me,” he said. “I am not embarrassed by these messages.
“Football is a team sport. It’s not just one person. I’d rather it be about us as a team than me as a person.
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“As things stand, I will still play for PSV after the winter break. But as I said before the start of the World Cup: we will see what happens.”
Not only will potential suitors be impressed with Gakpo’s performance on the pitch, but also his mentality, with the young striker impressing during his press conference.
Not only did he sound humble, but also ambitious when talking about his position and the World Cup.
“At PSV I’m still a left winger,” he said of his striker spot. “Here, we play without a left winger. So I don’t really care about my position, as long as I’m playing.
“[Louis van Gaal] try to challenge me to become a better player. I am grateful to him.
“There are still a lot of things that can be improved. For example, I have to try to hold the ball longer in certain situations, so the rest of the team can join. Guys help me a lot.
“I know what I can do, my challenge is to reach the highest level. I can still improve a lot of things.
Asked about the ambitions of the Netherlands, he added: “Our goal is to become world champions. That’s what we’re trying to achieve. »
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