Liverpool have crushed Manchester United within the race to signal winger Cody Gakpo after agreeing a deal with PSV, the Dutch facet introduced on Monday.
Sources have instructed ESPN that the charge of the deal is round £37 million ($45 million) and that the edges are shut to finalising his arrival within the January switch window. PSV didn’t disclose the worth of the deal, however basic supervisor Marcel Brands mentioned will probably be a “record transfer” for the membership.
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The Dutch membership mentioned in a press release: “PSV and Liverpool FC have reached an agreement on the proposed transfer of Cody Gakpo. The 23-year-old attacker will leave for England imminently where he will be subjected to the necessary formalities ahead of the completion of the transfer.”
Gakpo, 23, emerged as a star of the World Cup in Qatar by scoring three targets for the Netherlands earlier than their quarterfinal elimination by the hands of eventual champions Argentina.
With Colombia worldwide Luis Diaz going through an prolonged interval on the sideline after aggravating a knee harm throughout a midseason coaching break in Dubai, Liverpool have accelerated makes an attempt to bolster their ahead line by shifting for Gakpo.
The left-sided ahead was a high goal for Leeds and Southampton in the course of the summer time, and United supervisor Erik ten Hag persuaded the Old Trafford membership to take into account a transfer for the participant late in the summertime window.
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United had been eyeing a renewed transfer for Gakpo in January after the membership’s resolution to cancel Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract in November.
But having crushed United to the signing of Darwin Nunez in June, Liverpool are actually set to do the identical once more by sealing a transfer for Gakpo when the winter switch window opens on Sunday, Jan 1.