Manchester United are ready to swoop for PSV’s Cody Gakpo after his impressive performances for Netherlands at the World Cup.
Gakpo has scored three times at the tournament so far and PSV are now willing to cash in on their attacking superstar, with The Sun reporting they will ask interested clubs for £50m – double what he was worth six months ago.
Manchester United were interested in the player in the summer transfer window but were unable to get a deal over the line as they pursued Antony instead, though manager Erik ten Hag remains a keen admirer in the player and is eager to have him in his side.
Gakpo is also said to be keen on the move and would have opportunities with the team following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Both clubs are yet to enter talks but Ten Hag and Gakpo share the same agent, which could make negotiations between the two easier, with a belief a deal can be ironed out early next month.
Given his importance to PSV, the Dutch side will demand big for their academy graduate, having seen him involved in 30 goals over the course of the campaign – 17 goals and 13 assists.
Despite having a long-term contract that expires in 2026, he has assurances that he will be allowed to leave if demands are met.
Other Premier League clubs such as Everton, Leeds United and Southampton were also interested in the player, with the Yorkshire side’s transfer chief Victor Orta even flying out to Eindhoven to wrap up a deal in the summer, but Gakpo ended up staying at PSV and has shone.
He is still open to a Premier League move but is set to move to a higher level, possibly even competing for Champions League football come next season.