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Cody Gakpo remains the alternative to Antony this summer

By Harry Smith

Cody Gakpo remains the alternative to Antony this summer

Manchester United is debating internally if they should go for Antony or Cody Gakpo

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Manchester United has been looking for new attackers in the finals weeks of the transfer market. After making an €80 million bid for Antony yesterday, which Ajax turned down almost immediately, the club is currently discussing whether or not to go all-out for the 22-year-old and offer €80 million fixed plus €20m in add-ons, as per Santi Aouna from Foot Mercato.

Antony reportedly has asked his club to allow him to leave after skipping today’s training session, but they keep insisting that he is not for sale at any price. For that reason, the English giants are considering making a move in the following days for PSV’s Cody Gakpo, unless the Amsterdam club suddenly changes its mind.

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Jason Burt from The Telegraph reported that the 20-time England champions will make an offer for Gakpo, but the Eindhoven club is asking for £38.2 million for their forward. However, United doesn’t want to pay that much right from the start. They are considering offering no more than £35m and hope to make up the difference with some add-ons.

The reporter also claims that if the Gakpo deal collapses, then United could end up going for Atlético de Madrid’s Yannick Ferreira Carrasco, who they have been scouting for quite a while. The Belgian winger would only cost around £25.5 million, which is the cheapest option the Red Devils have on their shortlist.

The Domino effect

Jason Burt also informed that if Cristiano Ronaldo eventually ends up leaving Old Trafford in the next couple of weeks of the transfer window, then United will sign two attacking players. This means, that both Antony and Cody Gakpo could end up playing together at the Theatre of Dreams under Erik ten Hag.

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