The striker is wearing the Netherlands national team shirt, expressing his joy when being noticed by Man United.
“I have not received any news so far. However, if Manchester United need me then I think it is a blessing from God,” Cody Gakpo told NRC.
Gakpo scored 3 goals in 4 games for the Netherlands at the World Cup.
“Last summer, I really thought about joining Man United. However, it didn’t happen. Then Leeds United came in contact and I also hesitated. But now, let’s see what happens. what will happen”, the Dutch striker added.
According to the British press, coach Erik ten Hag has sent to the board a shortlist of two transfer targets to replace Cristiano Ronaldo’s position, including Cody Gakpo (Netherlands – PSV) and Rafael Leao (Portugal – Milan).
Currently, Gakpo is being valued by Transfermarkt at 45 million euros. However, after a good performance at the 2022 World Cup (3 goals), the price to own the striker born in 1999 may skyrocket. Gakpo is 1.89 m tall but possesses good speed and technique. He can play well on both flanks and in the middle. The strong point of the striker wearing PSV shirt is the ability to control the ball and the decisiveness in each final decision.
After parting with Ronaldo, Manchester United only had one true striker, Anthony Martial. Marcus Rashford was also tested in this position at the beginning of the season, but the 1997-born player only showed his full potential when playing on the wide.
According to Mirror, Manchester United can consider the option of recruiting a striker on a short-term contract, then splashing money to activate transfer blockbusters in the 2023 summer market.