Manchester United Lead Race To Sign PSV Star Cody Gakpo

Manchester United seems to be leading in the transfer race for 23-year-old PSV star Cody Gakpo, handing Arsenal a new setback in their pursuit of the player. Gakpo is one of the most talked-about players in Europe following the 2022 World Cup, which has prompted numerous clubs to express their interest before the January transfer window.

PSV Captain Gakpo has been sensational this season

The Gunners had a slight interest in Gakpo before Gabriel Jesus suffered a knee injury and had surgery, but now that Mikel Arteta needs to replace Jesus, speculation about a transfer to north London has substantially increased. However, Manchester United is also keen in signing Gakpo, thus handing Arsenal competition for his services.

After Cristiano Ronaldo’s untimely exit, United manager Erik Ten Hag stated that the team will acquire a striker during the winter transfer window, but only if they were able to identify the best candidates.”

There comes a moment when you can’t say no anymore”, as per PSV manager Ruud van Nistelrooy, who made 219 appearances for United. This statement significantly boosted Arsenal and United’s chances of closing in a move for Gakpo next month.

The transfer war for Gakpo, which will likely take several turns before his immediate future is determined before the January market opens in just under two weeks, has recently seen United move ahead of Arsenal.

Gakpo has been in sublime form for both club and country in the 2022/23 season involving in 36 goal contributions in 34 games. Based on the current news it is quite evident that the star will be opting for a Premier League switch.

Sachin Kankaria

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