Cody Gakpo gives promising transfer hint regarding Manchester United interest

Cody Gakpo has addressed the speculation regarding a potential move to Manchester United in January.

The forward held talks with United last summer but a deal failed to materialise as the club prioritised the signing of Antony from Ajax as their final summer arrival.

Since then, Gakpo has only continued to flourish. He is currently one of the most in-form strikers in world football and has proved his prolific goalscoring ability on the biggest stage, having netted three goals for the Netherlands at the World Cup.

At club level, Gakpo has scored 13 goals and assisted 17 in 24 matches for PSV – outstanding numbers for the 23-year-old.

He is a clinical finisher, which is one area United desperately need to improve on; they are 11th-placed in the Premier League rankings for goals scored, having scored just 20 throughout the first half of the season.

As well as that, United’s No.9 Anthony Martial has struggled to maintain fitness since August. The Frenchman has missed 15 games through injury so far.

Cristiano Ronaldo also left the club last month after a mutual agreement was reached to terminate his contract early and whilst it was the best decision for all parties, it leaves United’s forward department even more depleted than it already was.

Gakpo will ‘think about’ United move

Gakpo told Dutch outlet NRC (translated via Fabrizio Romano): “I thought about Manchester United last summer, but when that didn’t happen, I didn’t know anymore. Then Leeds [United] arrived and I had doubts. Now I wait and see.

“I haven’t heard from Manchester United yet. If they come, I will think about it – with God’s help.”

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