The possibility of a Cody Gakpo move to Manchester United is growing as the club continues its search for an attacking player during this transfer window. According to Rob Dawson, the Red Devils have expressed an interest in the Dutchman, with his current club PSV Eindhoven setting a firm price.
How Much Will The Transaction Cost?
With PSV’s history of profitably selling promising young forwards (after Donyell Malen’s departure to Dortmund in 2021), the Dutch club is not necessarily impeding the potential agreement with Manchester United.
What does Cody Gakpo bring to the table?
Cody Gakpo is one of Europe’s most promising young players, and he wants to join Erik ten Hag’s team after Manchester United turned down offers from Arsenal and Leeds United.
The Dutch forward is one of the most versatile talents available, having scored two goals in the Eredivisie opener against FC Emmen and contributing over 20 goals last season. He has played as a number 10 and as a line leader for Eindhoven, making him a valuable asset to any team.
His most important games and minutes are on the left side of the attack. The forward is physically imposing at over six feet tall and offers something from set pieces that other smaller finishers miss. This Dutch kid is the ideal choice for a squad seeking a cutting-edge player.
Will He Work At Manchester United?
While Cody Gakpo is a brilliant technical player with all of the qualities the Old Trafford side could ever require, his addition risks jeopardizing the club’s balance. He perfectly fits the mold of one of Manchester United’s key players, Marcus Rashford, and bringing in an inside forward who plays on the left endangers Anthony Martial’s morale, who had a strong pre-season.
Buying Cody Gakpo in a locker room full of egos is a risk. Whether he plays brilliantly, destroys any residual group cohesion, or both, this Dutch wonderkid’s arrival at Old Trafford will be fascinating to witness.