Erik ten Hag adds Cody Gakpo to his Man United wanted list

Erik ten Hag has placed PSV Eindhoven attacker, Cody Gakpo, to his list of potential transfer targets.

Manchester United Football Club, have searched far and wide to bolster their attack this summer, with Ajax winger Antony consistently atop Erik ten Hag’s wish list for that position.

Sadly, the Eredivisie club aren’t willing to play ball. That’s understandable given they’ve already lost plenty of key faces this summer.

It has meant that United have had to look elsewhere. Yesterday, ex-Manchester City man Leroy Sane was linked with a possible Reds switch.

Around the same time, Cody Gakpo was also highlighted as another potential option for the Old Trafford club.

It was The Mirror with the claim, who writes that Ten Hag has added the 23-year-old to his transfer ‘wanted list’.

The attacker, who was named Dutch Footballer of the Year, plies his trade for PSV Eindhoven in the Eredivisie, with Arsenal and Leeds United also registering interest.

It’s thought that Gakpo would cost United around £40million, though PSV will not be entertaining offers until their Champions League fate is decided. Ruud van Nistelrooy’s team face a third-round play-off against AS Monaco on Tuesday. That tie is finely balanced at 1-1 after the first leg.

Earning a place in the Champions League group stage would net PSV around £60m, thus diminishing the need to sell Gakpo in order to raise some funds.

Gakpo scored 21 goals in all competitions last season, that’s despite missing the first dozen games of the season with an injury. The young winger has seen his stock rise as a result, with interest in the Dutchman growing rapidly.

At this point, it feels like United are getting somewhat desperate as they look to sign another winger this summer. It’s an absolute must before the close of play at the end of the month.

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