Manchester United are set to sign PSV Eindhoven striker Cody Gakpo when the January transfer window opens.
The 23-year-old got off to a strong start at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, scoring in the Netherlands’ 2-0 win over Senegal on Monday.
United will be looking for new additions to their squad, after Cristiano Ronaldo’s contact ended immediately following his explosive interview with Piers Morgan.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner had seven months left on his contract but mutually agreed to tear up his contract and is now a free agent.
And according to the journalist Pedro Almeidathe Red Devils will agree a deal to bring Gakpo to the Premier League this winter.
The Dutch international would cost around £43m, and a move would see him play under fellow countryman Erik ten Hag.
Gakpo has amassed 13 goals and 17 assists in 24 appearances in all competitions for PSV, and continues to impress.
The Dutchman has already been linked with a move to Real Madrid, while Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, Leeds, Southampton and West Ham have all shown interest.
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The report says the Ten Hag team “took up more information” than their fellow suitors.
Gakpo’s versatility is probably what makes him an attractive proposition for United given he can play in any frontline position.
The player was linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer, before Ten Hag secured the signing of Anthony from his former club Ajax.
However, it looks like United will once again be looking to lure their target back to Manchester.
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