Manchester United report: Cody Gakpo opens door to Old Trafford switch

Cody Gakpo
Netherlands forward Cody Gakpo celebrates a goal at World Cup 2022 (Image credit: Getty)

Manchester United target Cody Gakpo has admitted he would consider a move to Old Trafford.

The PSV attacker has starred for the Netherlands at World Cup 2022, scoring three goals in his four appearances in Qatar.

Only Kylian Mbappe has found the back of the net more often ahead of the quarter-finals this weekend, when the Netherlands will take on Argentina.

Gakpo was heavily linked with a move away from PSV in the summer, but the Dutch giants succeeded in keeping hold of their star man.

However, the 23-year-old's form in Qatar has only increased the chances of him seeking pastures new in the winter window, which will open for business on January 1.

United are among the clubs keeping close tabs on Gakpo, who is valued at £39m by Transfermarkt.

And the Dutchman, who admitted he did not deal well with speculation over his future in the summer, has refused to rule out a switch to Manchester.

"That was a tough period," Gakpo told NRC. "I learned from that. I'm going to do it differently. What comes, that comes. 

"Suppose you want to go from RKC (Waalwijk) to PSV, but that club is not coming. Then you can panic.

"I thought about Manchester United, but when that didn't happen, I couldn't remember. And I started to doubt. Leeds United did come. Should I go there? 

"Now I wait everything. I haven't heard from Manchester United yet. When they come, I'll think about it. I also seek the help of God in these decisions."

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Several top clubs around Europe are tracking Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham, but United are said to have "no chance" of winning the race for the midfielder.

The Red Devils have been dealt another transfer blow, with PSV set to raise the asking price for Cody Gakpo after his impressive performances at the World Cup in Qatar.

Meanwhile Cristiano Ronaldo has denied rumours that he is poised to join Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Nassr, with the 37-year-old keen to prolong his career in Europe.

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