Cody Gakpo responds to Manchester United transfer interest.
Gakpo has revealed what he thinks about speculation over his club’s future during the
2022 World Cup.
The Dutchman has enjoyed a sparkling tournament, and his stock continues to grow thanks
to three goals in the group stages. He also performed impressively in the last 16 clash
against the United States, where Louis van Gaal’s side won 3-1 to reach the quarter-finals.
The World Cup’s main breakout star so far, Gakpo still plays for PSV Eindhoven but attracted
interest from Leeds over the summer – Whites boss Jesse Marsch recently revealed just how
close a deal was. Manchester United have been further convinced of his quality by his
performances so far, and manager Erik ten Hag is pushing the club to make the signing.
However, when asked about his future at club level, the 23-year-old gave a modest response.
“I have to be honest, I am not thinking about that now,” he told The Athletic.
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“I am focused on the tournament and want to keep performing well and helping the team.
Hopefully, when we become world champions we can think about other things.
“I try to keep focused and the other players don’t really speak about that kind of thing.”
United needs a new option up front following Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure. Anthony
Martial has struggled with injury issues throughout his Old Trafford spell and stop-gaps like
Edinson Cavani and Odion Ighalo have previously been signed.
The Red Devils spent big on Casemiro, Martinez, and Antony during the summer transfer
window but PSV are unlikely to resist a big-money offer if one comes in.