Man United ‘leading the race’ to sign Holland sensation Cody Gakpo, with the PSV forward ‘to set the Red Devils back £43million’ as they hunt for Cristiano Ronaldo replacement
- Manchester United are reportedly leading the race to sign forward Cody Gakpo
- The 23-year-old has impressed for PSV and scored for Holland against Senegal
- United tried to sign the forward in the summer but a move never materialised
- Gakpo criticised United after the move, saying proceedings ‘felt rushed’
- It is believed he would cost at least £43million as his stock continues to rise
Manchester United are leading the race to sign forward Cody Gakpo, according to reports.
The 23-year-old is widely regarded as one of the hottest prospects in Europe and is now showing his talent on the world stage, scoring Holland’s opening goal of their World Cup win over Senegal on Monday.
He was linked with United in the summer, and, according to CalcioMercato via The Sun, the Red Devils are now keen to reopen talks with the PSV star over a move to the club.
Manchester United are reportedly leading the race to sign PSV and Holland star Cody Gakpo
The forward scored for Holland in their opening game of the World Cup against Senegal
United tried to sign Gakpo in the summer, a move the 23-year-old described as ‘rushed’
Gakpo is said to have attracted interest from several Premier League clubs including Liverpool, Arsenal and West Ham, but United are reportedly at the front of the queue to pick up their man.
A move broke down in the summer, which led to Gakpo criticising Erik ten Hag’s side after deciding to stay in Holland.
He said: ‘Last week I thought I was going to Manchester. Then it was “choose another club” and decide whether I wanted to go there. That is not nice for PSV and also not for me, because it felt rushed.’
He claimed he worked ‘all summer’ on a move to United, and he may now have to do so again with interest reignited.
It is believed Gakpo would cost at least £43million, with United looking for a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, who had his contract at the club terminated on Tuesday.
United are looking for a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, who left the club on Tuesday
It is believed Gakpo would set United back at least £43million if a deal was to be agreed
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