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Manchester United Close To Signing This PSV Star: Will Ten Hag Successfully Bring Him Aboard?

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In a recent report from Express Daily, it was mentioned that Manchester United are edging closer to signing Cody Gakpo of PSV Eindhoven. It is understood that the Red Devils are ready to offer £43.1 million for the Eredivisie winger but the Dutch outfit are expected to increase their asking price after his stellar performances in the 2022 FIFA World Cup which has garnered attention from various European clubs.

Gakpo’s Incredible Numbers For PSV This Season

Gakpo is having a brilliant campaign at Philips Stadion as he has produced several influential displays on the left flank of the attacking third. The 23-year-old has been involved in 24 matches for his current employers this season, scoring 13 goals and producing an amazing 17 assists in the process across multiple competitions.

The Netherlands international has been more than reliable for Eindhoven in the final third based on his average of 3.6 shots, 4.2 key passes and 1.9 dribbles per game in the Dutch Eredivisie. He has also been tidy with his ball distribution after completing 76.5% of his attempted passes in the Dutch top flight (stats via whoscored).

Old Trafford
Old Trafford

Can Ten Hag Successfully Bring Him To Manchester United?

Gakpo excels at creating a yard of space for himself and can easily get out of tight situations as he remains quick on his feet. He has got the vision to engineer some clear-cut chances in the final third and can make some dangerous runs on the attacking end of the field. The Dutch talent can contribute by finding the back of the net with power and accuracy, and he is only going to get better with each season.

The Dutch sensation is primarily a left-sided wide player but can also function as a centre-forward if required. At the moment, Gakpo is at the top of his game considering his recent run of form in the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament with the Netherlands as well. He can certainly inject more firepower into Ten Hag’s attacking department at Old Trafford and would be a brilliant addition to the squad.

However, the Red Devils will have to raise their offer in order to acquire his signature as several European clubs are in the race to bring him aboard. Manchester United are in dire need of reinforcements in the attacking department and Cody Gakpo fits the bill perfectly, so they could definitely make it happen if they go all in.

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