According to The Telegraph’s Jason Burt, Manchester United are preparing to make a formal bid for PSV Eindhoven star Cody Gakpo, which has many Red Devils fans excited, with one calling the Dutch international “the perfect striker for Erik ten Hag.” The skilled attacker would undoubtedly add a degree of creativity now lacking in the Old Trafford ranks if he were to join, which, as Burt points out, is now expected.
Cody Gakpo, the ‘ideal striker for Erik Ten Hag,’ is set to join Manchester United.
A Dutch international will be joining the Red Devils.
The Manchester giants are about to make an official approach for Gakpo. PSV are demanding roughly £38 million, but the Red Devils are convinced that they can make up the gap through add-ons, and negotiations are not thought to be difficult.
Following Ajax’s rejection of their £67.9 million bid for Antony, the Dutch winger is the red half of Manchester’s top priority to boost their underperforming offensive options. The Dutch international and United boss Erik ten Hag share the same agency, according to The Telegraph, making a bid to bring the 23-year-old to Old Trafford more likely. The PSV star is a lot less expensive choice that Ten Hag greatly admires.
What Gakpo would add to Manchester United
Last season, the 23-year-old attacker had a fantastic season for the Dutch club, netting 21 goals in 47 appearances across all competitions. With a height of 6’2″, he should be able to handle the rigors of Premier League play.
He possesses good control and technique, as well as excellent movement, which would definitely add vitality to the Old Trafford assault, which has struggled in the first two league games of the season.
The Dutchman has shown his abilities in front of goal, but he also has the capacity to play the key pass in the final third, creating opportunities for his teammates. Gakpo would add versatility to the Red Devils’ attack by playing all over the front line.