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Manchester United to go for £42million rated forward Cody Gakpo

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Manchester United representatives have analyzed Cody Gakpo’s performances in the Dutch top League multiple times this season, the Mirror reports. While the Dutch club’s forward Cody Gakpo has been a standout performer in the Eredivisie this term.

This season, the Netherlands international has netted 13 goals and dished out 13 assists from 33 matches in all competitions. Since his domestic record is seven goals and twelve assists from 18 games. United’s interim manager asked United’s scouting department to examine Cody. Cody scored the winning goal in Rood-Witten’s 1-0 loss to Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Europa League last week.

The club’s attacking options will decrease this summer, so the team is likely to look for replacements in the transfer market. Meanwhile, Edinson Cavani is expected to leave Old Trafford for free alongside Jesse Lingard, Paul Pogba, and Juan Mata.

Ronaldo, who returned to the Theater of Dreams a year ago, could seek a new challenge if Manchester United fails to qualify for UEFA Champions League football. Anthony Martial will return to the Red Devils after a not-so-good loan spell with Sevilla.

Arsenal to fight for Cody Gakpo alongside Manchester United

Several Dutch reports report that Arsenal is the top contender to sign PSV winger Cody Gakpo. Meanwhile, Cody Gakpo has been PSV’s standout offensive performer this season with 16 goals and 14 assists to his name.

The Eredivisie club signed Gakpo to a contract extension in early January. However, PSV is understood to be open to having him leave if they receive a suitable offer this summer. Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, and Liverpool are all linked with Cody Gakpo. According to VI, the Gunners have a strong chance of signing him.

PSV reportedly demanded a £35 million fee for Gakpo. Although the deal will surpass the €40 million (£36 million) Napoli paid for Hirving Lozano in 2019’s transfer window.

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