Transfer expert hints at Manchester United January plan

An insight into Manchester United’s January transfer plans have been provided on Wednesday.

Manchester United had a very active summer transfer window that saw them spend over £200m on players including Antony, Lisandro Martinez and Tyrell Malacia.

One man who did not make it to Old Trafford, though, with PSV winger Cody Gakpo.

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The Dutchman was linked with United for several weeks, but no move came to pass.

Now though, Fabrizio Romano has hinted that Manchester United could go back in for the Dutchman in January, especially if he has a good World Cup with the Netherlands:

“Cody Gakpo could be one to watch – we know he was really close to joining Leeds towards the end of the summer, and for Man United he was a serious option as well,” Romano said.

“They had good contacts with the player, he shares an agent with Erik ten Hag, and there is a feeling that English clubs will come back in for Gakpo in January. United know he could be an option, and how he performs in the World Cup could end up being important for his future.”

Gakpo has been in scintillating form so far this season. He has scored eight goals and provided six assists in just seven league outings for PSV.

Should he keep up that form over the next few months, it seems very likely a top side will move for him in the near future.

The signing of Gakpo would also allow Erik ten Hag to move Marcus Rashford through the middle on a more regular basis. Rashford has played through the middle a lot this campaign and Ten Hag is said to see him as a centre-forward option.

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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