Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal and Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United have been linked with Cody Gakpo, but PSV have announced on their official website that the Netherlands international forward is heading to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool instead.
PSV have stated on their official website that they have reached an agreement with Premier League club Liverpool over the transfer of the 23-year-old in January.
The Dutch giants have not said how much Liverpool are going to pay them for the services of Gakpo in the January transfer window.
However, PSV general manager Marcel Brands has said that it is a record transfer fee for the club.
ARSENAL AND MANCHESTER UNITED MISS OUT ON CODY GAKPO TO LIVERPOOL
“PSV and Liverpool FC have reached an agreement on the proposed transfer of Cody Gakpo,” reads the statement.
“The 23-year-old attacker will leave for England imminently where he will be subjected to the necessary formalities ahead of the completion of the transfer.
“Both clubs are not making any announcements about the transfer fee.
“But this is a record transfer for PSV,” said general manager Marcel Brands.”
This development on the future of Cody Gakpo will come as a blow for Arsenal and Manchester United.
The Mirror reported only last Friday that Manchester United are in talks with PSV over signing Gakpo, with the same publication claiming that Arsenal, Newcastle United and Real Madrid are also keen on the 23-year-old and are serious about him.
CBS Sports journalist Ben Jacobs reported on Twitter on Boxing Day that Manchester United were planning to make a bid of around £45 million for the forward, who starred for the Netherlands at the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
However, it seems that Liverpool have moved quickly to secure the services of Gakpo, described as “dangerous” by former Gunners and Red Devils striker Robin van Persie on BT Sport (27 October, 5pm).