Has no time left, Erik ten Hag put all ‘casɦ’ in the ‘new Ronaldo’ as replacement

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Recent reports indicate that Manchester United appear to be in the driver’s seat when it comes to the pursuit of Cody Gakpo from PSV Eindhoven. Gakpo currently plays for PSV Eindhoven.

Gakpo, who is 23 years old, got off to a fantastic start at the 2022 World Cup by scoring the first goal in Holland’s 2-0 victory over Senegal on the first day of competition. Senegal was the team that Holland faced on the first day of competition.

Manchester United are leading the transfer chase for PSV Eindhoven star Cody GakpoCredit: Rex

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The winger continues to improve his stock despite being monitored by a number of Premier League clubs, including West Ham United, Liverpool Football Club, Arsenal Football Club, Leeds Football Club, and Southampton Football Club.

However, in the ongoing competition for the services of the Netherlands international player, CalcioMercato reports that the Red Devils are “above all” other potential suitors.

According to the same report, the Manchester giants appear to have “taken more information” than the other clubs interested in the player.

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This indicates that United may be able to sign the forward as soon as the transfer market opens in January.

After the conclusion of the World Cup, Gakpo’s transfer would require a minimum transfer fee of £43 million.

In order to fill the void left by club legend Cristiano Ronaldo, United will search for a new attacking player.

After Ronaldo gave a bombshell interview to SunSport journalist Piers Morgan, the Red Devils decided to terminate Ronaldo’s contract on Tuesday. Ronaldo is a five-time winner of the Ballon d’Or.

Gakpo, on the other hand, has shone out for PSV this season in both the Eredivisie and the Europa League, and he might be the ideal candidate to take over as the club’s next captain.

After Ronaldo gave a bombshell interview to SunSport journalist Piers Morgan, the Red Devils decided to terminate Ronaldo’s contract on Tuesday. Ronaldo is a five-time winner of the Ballon d’Or.

Gakpo, on the other hand, has been one of the standout players for PSV this year in both the Eredivisie and the Europa League. He might be the ideal candidate to take over in that role.

According to The Telegraph, the wunderkind of Red Bull Salzburg, Benjamin Sesko, is one of the early candidates to succeed Ronaldo as the club’s star player. RB Leipzig, Salzburg’s sister club, paid approximately $21.6 million to acquire the 19-year-old Slovenian player in the month of August. Immediately after the transaction, the player was loaned back to the Austrian side.

Even though he is currently owned by Leipzig, Sesko is still on Ten Hag’s radar, and the Red Devils are reported to still have some interest in signing him, even if it is highly improbable that they will do so. The Slovenian starlet’s value is only going up after he scored five goals in 17 games for his country’s national team, and Leipzig are already preparing to field bids for his services.

However, Sesko’s attention is currently focused squarely on Salzburg. The striker, who is 6 feet 4 inches tall and has been compared to Erling Haaland, made the following statement after completing his deal to the Bundesliga club: “My focus is on the season in Salzburg, and I’d like to develop my game further and be as successful as possible.”

Benjamin Sesko signed for RB Leipzig in the summer but Man Utd retain an interest 

On the other hand, Ten Hag isn’t placing all of his eggs in one basket and expecting Sesko to be the sole player to sign throughout the month of January. After moving to the Devils from his childhood team Crystal Palace in 2019 for a fee of £50 million, Aaron Wan-Bissaka has played only four minutes of Premier League football so far this season and finds himself in a position where he is no longer needed. The manager of Manchester United wants to add to his options at right back and get rid of Wan-Bissaka, who has played a total of four minutes in the Premier League so far this year.

Erik ten Hag already has a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo in mind to fill Manchester United’s top priority vacancy. Erik ten Hag has a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo in mind.

The staggering sum of £229 million was spent during the first transfer window for Manchester United under the leadership of Ten Hag, and the club added six new players during that time. Since their arrival at Old Trafford in the summer, each of these players has, to varied degrees, made a contribution to the club’s success in some way.

 

 

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