Liverpool is set to sign PSV forward Cody Gakpo before Manchester United could make any further move for £44 million ($53m).
What happened overnight between Liverpool and Cody Gakpo?
Liverpool has beaten out top rivals to the World Cup star with the Netherlands, further fortifying an attack that can go toe-to-toe with anyone in Europe. Cody Gakpo had an amazing season in the World Cup scoring goals in every group stage under Van Gaal and can play as a CAM, Left winger/ forward.
“PSV and Liverpool FC have reached an agreement on the upcoming transfer of Cody Gakpo,” PSV said in an official statement. “The 23-year-old attacker will immediately leave for England where he will undergo the necessary formalities to complete the transfer. Both clubs are not making any announcements about the transfer fee. ‘But this is a record transfer for PSV,’ said general manager Marcel Brands.
“The PSV management completed the transfer on Boxing Day and gave Gakpo permission to travel to England.”
Gakpo had been identified as a potential target for the summer for top European clubs, but Liverpool accelerated their interest having been informed that PSV were open to selling the 23-year-old in January and with their need for attacking reinforcements as injuries of Luis Diaz and Diogo Jot affected Liverpool’s attack a lot.
Manchester United was keen to sign Cody Gakpo, but Liverpool’s negotiations with PSV reached an advanced stage over the last 72 hours. Cody Gakpo said in a statement before and during the world cup regarding the links with Manchester United and United fail to get their first target of the winter window.
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