Man Utd ‘plan £43m Cody Gakpo transfer bid as soon as January transfer window opens’ with Goncalo Ramos also a target
MANCHESTER UNITED are preparing to bid for PSV ace Cody Gakpo in January, according to reports.
Erik ten Hag is a huge admirer of the flying winger and tried to bring him to Old Trafford last summer.
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Ultimately, the Red Devils ended up signing Anthony instead, with Gakpo staying in Holland.
But SunSport revealed earlier this month that United were ready to make their move when the transfer window reopens for business.
And the Telegraph are now claiming they’re readying a £43.1m offer.
United are desperate to add to their forward line after Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent departure has left them short.
And Ten Hag is said to be prioritising an attacker in the upcoming window.
He said: “Yes, we want to sign a forward in January but only when we find the right player.
“We will do everything in our power.”
Gakpo is enjoying a fine season with PSV, registering an astonishing 30 goal contributions in just 24 games.
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But the 23-year-old’s stock has grown even further recently after he shone at the World Cup.
Netherlands might have suffered penalty heartache to Argentina in the quarter-finals, but Gakpo had already made his mark.
He scored in every group match, including a fine strike against Qatar.
United are also said to be interested in Portugal star Goncalo Ramos.
The Benfica striker replaced Ronaldo in the side for the last-16 tie with Switzerland and marked his full debut with a devastating hat-trick.
Although a move would most likely happen at the end of the season.