The fans of Real Madrid are hopeful that this tradition will continue after the current World Cup as well. Real Madrid has a lengthy history of signing some of the top World Cup performers. The club may be interested in a few players who are presently playing for their national teams, according to rumors.
Cody Gakpo is one player who has recently been mentioned in connection with Real Madrid. Due to his two goals for the Netherlands thus far in the World Cup, the Dutchman has drawn attention. However, it seems as though Manchester United has gained ground in the race to recruit him.
According to Football Insider, Manchester United and Gakpo have come to a “understanding in principle.”
The summer saw Manchester United extensively linked to a deal for the Dutchman, but it never materialized. Instead, they ended up signing Antony from Ajax. However, the club and Gakpo’s side have kept in touch, and negotiations for a deal are ongoing. Additionally, it is thought that the athlete and the Red Devils have a “understanding in principle.”
Gakpo, a transfer target for Manchester United who has recently been in fantastic form for both club and country, has apparently reached a “deal in principle” with Real Madrid. It is rather remarkable that no major team has yet to sign him.
Transfermarkt statistics show that this season, in 24 games for PSV Eindhoven in all competitions, he has contributed 13 goals and 17 assists.
Gakpo possesses every quality a player could want, and if given the chance, he looks destined to one day rank among the best in the world. After the World Cup, that should happen soon enough, and it doesn’t seem like he will stay at PSV Eindhoven for very long.