Man United stay in the fray to land PSV star Cody Gakpo in the coming months. The Netherlands international was strongly linked with a move to Theatre of Dreams last summer, with Man United also agreeing to personal terms with him. However, no official bid was made to Dutch giants and Cody stayed put in the Eredivisie.
A major reason for the Red Devils’ non-committal was the exorbitant amount they had to pay for Antony. Erik ten Hag and co were keen to land Ajax winger Antony and Gakpo for a combined £85m. However, Antony cost the Red Devils the entire budget, meaning plans to land the 23-year-old forward had to be shelved.
Man United have not thrown in the towel and have instead just put off making a move for the upcoming transfer windows. PL clubs Leeds United and Southampton made late punts to land the Dutch forward in the summer, but the footballer stayed put.
The Dutchman appears to be aware that the Red Devils will return for him and seems ready to see out the next few months at the Philips Stadion. Gakpo has been in scintillating form this campaign, scoring 10 goals and assisting nine more in 13 matches. To call his output prolific would be an understatement.
Cody is not just a dynamic footballer who is prolific but is also young enough to provide Man United with a long-term option upfront. PSV does not appear averse to selling Gakpo as long as Man United make an acceptable bid.