Erik ten Hag is expected to play a key role in Manchester United beating Liverpool to a £65 million attacking sensation from Holland, while Tottenham has reignited their interest in signing an Eintracht Frankfurt attacking midfielder, according to Thursday’s Euro Paper Talk.
THE TEN HAG KEY TO BECOMING A WORLD CUP SENSATION
According to a Dutch writer, Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag will be crucial in convincing PSV Eindhoven player Cody Gakpo to join the Red Devils despite a slew of other interested parties.
As they hunt for a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, the Red Devils have been prominently connected with the Dutch attacker.
Ten Hag’s top offensive options right now are Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial. With the latter being prone to injury, United are anticipated to aim to add to their roster in January.
Ten Hag is reported to have expressed interest in Gakpo over the summer, while the player appears to have accepted an offer from the Red Devils.
In just 14 Eredivisie games this season, the outstanding 23-year-old has provided nine goals and 12 assists. Gakpo also has three goals in four World Cup games for the Netherlands.
His form this season and in Qatar has pushed his price up from roughly £25 million in the summer market to PSV’s latest demands of £65 million.
A Dutch journalist feels United has an advantage in the Gakpo hunt, and Voetbal International journalist Marco Timmer believes Ten Hag will be crucial when United meets with the player’s agent after the World Cup.
“Over the last two seasons, his entourage has met with the majority of the major European clubs.” “They’re curious about Cody’s plans,” Timmer told Bernabeu Digital.
“Manchester United wanted him last summer, and he assumed he’d play for them until the last market week.” Following that, Leeds United and Southampton were interested, but Gakpo preferred to stay at PSV.
“For the winter transfer window, his agents will speak with major teams like Manchester United, Real Madrid, Liverpool, and Bayern Munich again after the World Cup.” In my perspective, Manchester United has a tiny advantage.
“Manager Erik ten Hag is represented by the same agency as Gakpo, and I believe he is looking for a successor for Cristiano Ronaldo.”
If United can sign Gakpo, they will undoubtedly gain an advantage over fierce rivals Liverpool, but it remains to be seen whether PSV will be prepared to do business in January or wait until next summer.
SPURS INCREASE TRYING TO SIGN FRANKFURT ATTACKER
Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund have both increased their efforts to capture Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Daichi Kamada. At the end of the season, the offensive midfielder will be available for a free transfer. (Bild)
AC Milan could make a surprise approach for Manchester City and England midfielder Jack Grealish in the near future. (Calciomercato. it)
Real Madrid is willing to fulfill Palmeiras’ £62 million asking price for Endrick, a 16-year-old midfielder, and will sign him in 2024.
Liverpool has joined Arsenal, Chelsea, and Inter Milan in their pursuit of Yunus Musah. (Calciomercato)
According to Jordi Cruyff, Barcelona’s sporting advisor, Franck Kessie will remain at the club despite interest from a number of clubs in January.