CODY GAKPO has stated that he would be interested in joining Manchester United in January.
The Holland international rҽvҽαled that the Red Devils have yet to contact him about a possible move, despite SunSport reporting that United are preparing a bid.
This World Cup, the PSV Eindhoven forward has been on fire, scoring three goals in four games prior to facing Argentina in the quarterfinals.
United rejected a summer offer for the 23-year-old, opting instead to pay £85.5 million for Ajax’s Anthony.
Regarding the unsuccessful summer relocation “It was a difficult time,” said Gakpo, age 23.
“That taught me a valuable lesson.” This time, I will do things differently. Whatever happens, happens.
“Manchester United was a consideration, but when that did not occur, I could not recall.” And I began to have my doubts. Leeds United was present. Should I make the trip?
Currently, I am anticipating everything. I have not yet received a response from Manchester United. I will consider it when they arrive. In making these choices, I also seek God’s counsel.”
Before his trip to Qatar, Gakpo had nine goals and 12 assists in 14 Eredivisie games.
PSV anticipates a minimum of £50 million for its academy graduate.
Gakpo is under contract with his boyhood club until 2026, but he has been assured he can leave if the club’s asking price is met.
The Holland international was set to join Leeds on the final day of the summer transfer window, with the club’s transfer chief Victor Orta flying to Eindhoven on a private jet, but PSV thwarted the deal at the eleventh hour.
Everton, Southampton, and West Ham have expressed interest previously.
Invigorated ace thriving with England at World Cup, according to Harry Maguire’s revelation of sweet texts from Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag
Throughout this World Cup, Erik ten Hag and other members of the Manchester United management staff have sent Harry McGuire some well wishes.
Ironic, really, given that Maguire’s issues at Old Trafford have multiplied since Ten Hag took charge.
The defender has been one of Gareth Southgate’s best players despite making only THREE Premier League starts this year and serious concerns about his lack of playing time going into this tournament.
He has displayed some guts to overcome the worst stretch of his career during those first four games for the Three Lions and get off to a fast start as England shoots for the stars.
As he warmed up for Saturday’s quarterfinal matchup with France, Maguire said, “When I look back on my career, I put everything into perspective. I’m 29 years old, the captain of Man Utd, and I’ve made 52 appearances for my country.
“I’m achieving my goals. I’m carrying out my lifelong goals. I therefore want to start taking home trophies for the next phase of my career.
“I haven’t played as well as I have in the previous five years at the highest level because the past year has been challenging.
But over the course of a career, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are likely the only two who have not experienced a decline.
If you’re lucky, your career will last 15 years. There is no way you won’t experience dips, particularly given the current level of defences’ scrutiny.
“You want to play as a player. I’ve played throughout my career, so I know how it feels.
This is the first year I’ve really watched a few games from the bench.
Of course, I also suffered a thigh injury that required four weeks of recovery. However, I’ll fight to reclaim my position at United.
But for Maguire, the goal hasn’t been to silence his detractors; rather, it’s been to perform for his nation.
“I don’t think I’ve proved a point out here,” he continued.
“I know what I’m capable of because I was a member of the tournament’s Euros team.
“I didn’t run away from the previous year. Although it has been challenging, I have always believed that I will find my form, gain back my self-assurance, and sharpen my focus.
“I’m really pleased that it occurred at the most important tournament.
“Right now, I feel good. Both physically and mҽntαlly, I’m in good shape. I feel good and am simply anticipating a big game on Saturday.
In the card games based on deception called Werewolf that the Three Lions stars are aԀԀicтed to playing in Qatar, Maguire has been showcasing his mҽntαl toughness.
“To be honest, I’m quite good at psychology,” he added. I’ve needed to be for about a year!”
For Maguire has had to deal with some pretty harsh criticism.
Many people, including former players, felt he should not have been allowed on the England plane, let alone start.
“I listen to people around me, like my family and friends,” he added. My colleagues, the staff here.
“I know how highly they regard me, and I sense it throughout the camp and squad.”
“That gives me a lot of hope and confidence.” I recall my previous tournament performances and memories.
“Whenever a squad or team is chosen for England, there are always players who’shouldn’t be playing.’
“That’s why Gareth has such a difficult job, because there’s so much talent available.” It’s all about my conviction and listening to those around me.”
“They want me to focus fully on England while I am away,” Maguire said, rҽvҽαling his texts from Manchester.
“However, I’ve received a couple of nice texts from them congratulating me on making it to the quarter-finals.” It’s lovely.
“I’m sure they’ll watch the games, but Erik will be rooting for the Oranje army.” It’s nice to have their support.”
The central defender has performed admirably for England out here.
Despite being caught off guard for Iran’s first goal, he was immediately substituted because he felt ill.
Both he and John Stones made some erroneous passes against Senegal, but their team’s attacking strength blew the opposition away.
Clearly, Kylian Mbappe, France’s 23-year-old superstar, will be a different prospect.
“Mbappe is a wonderful player,” said Maguire, who will be filled with pride when the national anthem begins on Saturday.
Maguire has been one of the standout performers in QatarCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun
“He had an incredible tournament, and he’s one of the best in the world.” But it would be naive to focus solely on one player.
“He is an important member of the team, but they have so many different talents as well.”
“I believe Olivier Giroud is the top goal scorer, but Ousmane Dembele is doing a fantastic job on the other wing.”
“You also have Antoine Griezmann, so there are so many different players they can bring in and influence the game.”
“However, we come into these big tournaments with a good defensive record.” So far, we’ve kept three clean sheets, so we have to be confident in what we’ve done as a defense.
“This is a massive game.” Every time I sing that anthem, I feel so proud.
“This is one of my proudest moments.” You just can’t put into words how you feel.
“You are concentrated, nervous, and excited. You may have butterflies, but I’ll be ready to go.
“A quarter-final against the world champions, France.” Some people believe they are the favourites to win the competition.
“However, these are the games we play.” These are the games you want to play when you’re a kid.
“They’re high-pressure games, but this is the kind of pressure you want.” This is where we must perform.”