PSV Eindhoven confirm transfer plan for Manchester United target Cody Gakpo
Man United are struggling to score goals this season and PSV forward Cody Gakpo still has admirers at Old Trafford.
PSV Eindhoven have confirmed they will consider offers for Manchester United target Cody Gakpo at the end of the season.
Erik ten Hag wanted to strengthen United’s attacking options in the summer and Gakpo was on the club’s shortlist. Gakpo, 23, predominantly plays on the left wing for PSV, but it’s thought the forward has the quality to play down the middle.
Gakpo has an impressive 13 goals and 17 assists in just 23 appearances this season and his performances have highlighted why many clubs across Europe, including United, expressed an interest in signing him in the summer transfer window.
However, PSV were reluctant to sell Gakpo in the summer and the club’s sporting director, Marcel Brands, has now confirmed he will not leave the club in January, although he did suggest that a sale of the forward would be possible in the summer.
The Dutchman discussed Gakpo’s future and admitted PSV would have actually sold Gakpo to United for the right price.
“No, this is not Cody Gakpo’s last match against Ajax,” Brands told ESPN on Sunday. “Next year he will also play the match in Eindhoven against Ajax. If it will be his last away match with PSV against Ajax? Yes, that is a possibility.
“Leeds offered €30million with €11m as a bonus. Six of them were to be paid if Leeds reached the Champions League. People said and wrote a lot about this, but no one within the organisation of PSV wanted to accept this.
“If [Manchester] United offered the money that we wanted to have for Cody, then we would’ve sold him. You cannot stop him then. With bonuses, we wanted to go up until €50m.”United have scored just 18 goals in 13 Premier League matches this term.