Cody Gakpo makes massive Man Utd transfer admission after laying down open invitation to Old Trafford bid

Cody Gakpo and Xavi Simons Credit: Alamy
Cody Gakpo and Xavi Simons Credit: Alamy

Netherlands forward Cody Gakpo has revealed he has not had any contact from Manchester United over a possible move, but would consider joining the Old Trafford club.

The PSV attacker has lit up the World Cup with his dazzling displays for the Netherlands, scoring three goals in four games, with a quarter-final against Argentina to come on Friday.

That has come off the back of a scintillating run of form for PSV before the World Cup break as he bagged nine goals in 14 Eredivisie games, adding an impressive 12 assists.

He was linked with a summer move to United, but that did not materialise and the 23-year-old, who also revealed Leeds did make a move for him, admitted to panicking.

Gakpo says he is in a better place to deal with speculation now and would entertain a move to United, where he could follow manager Erik ten Hag, Lisandro Martinez and Antony from the Eredivisie.

“That was a tough period,” Gakpo said in Dutch newspaper NRC. “I learned from that. I’m going to do it differently. What comes, that comes.

“Suppose you want to go from RKC (Waalwijk) to PSV, but that club is not coming. Then you can panic.

“I thought about Manchester United, but when that didn’t happen, I couldn’t remember. And I started to doubt. Leeds United did come. Should I go there?

“Now I wait everything. I haven’t heard from Manchester United yet. When they come, I’ll think about it. I also seek the help of God in these decisions.”

Liverpool also in running for PSV sensation

While clearly dropping a massive hint to United to come calling for his signature, the Red Devils are not the only club chasing the Netherlands sensation.

Liverpool are also huge admirers of the player and have been tipped to make a move of their own.

Indeed, Gakpo is currently valued at what appears to be a bargain £40million.

For now, though, Gakpo is fully focused on trying to get the Netherlands past Argentina in Qatar.

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