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Cody Gakpo speaks out on Manchester United links amid interest across Europe

The Dutchman has been in red hot form since August

Netherlands’ latest World Cup hero Cody Gakpo has refused to close the door to a move to Manchester United, or any other club, this January as suitors continue to gather ahead of the transfer window opening.

The 23-year-old has been in red-hot form for his country, scoring three times in the group stages to help the Netherlands through to the round of 16, where they defeated the USA to set up a clash with Argentina.

It is not just on the international stage where Gakpo is shining, with his impressive Eredivise form last season having seen him linked with moves to Manchester United, Everton, Arsenal and Leeds United in the summer.

Since then, he has hit new heights. The 23-year-old has recorded an astonishing nine goals and 12 assists in just 13 Eredivisie appearances, while he also managed three goals and two assists in five Europa League outings to date, helping PSV out of their group alongside Arsenal.

And though Gakpo said ahead of the tournament that he would be ready to move in the summer, his impression on clubs may see that brought forward to January, with both Arsenal and Manchester United in need of a new forward due to injury to Gabriel Jesus and the termination of Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract respectively.

And the Dutchman refused to slam the door on any move, revealing that he will ‘wait and see’, though he did admit that so far he had received no contact from Manchester United since last summer.

“I thought about Man Utd last summer, but when that didn’t happen, I didn’t know anymore. Then Leeds arrived, I had doubts… now I wait and see”.


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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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