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Manchester United will have to wait another week for Cody Gakpo

By Harry Smith

Manchester United will have to wait another week for Cody Gakpo

PSV Eindhoven and Glasgow Rangers drew on the first leg of the Champions League qualifiers 

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After Ajax rejected all offers made from Manchester United this summer since they would only accept bids higher than £70 million, the club finally decided to move on to other players. One of Erik ten Hag’s new targets in the transfer market for the next couple of weeks is PSV Eindhoven’s Cody Gakpo who would only cost around £35 million.

However, the transfer is currently on hold after PSV told the English giants that they would only let him go if they fail to qualify for the UEFA Champions League group stages. The Dutch club is currently in the last round of qualification matches fighting for a spot in the Champions League draw next Thursday 25th of August.

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Tonight, Eindhoven faced Glasgow Rangers on the first leg in Scotland and managed to get a good result back to the Netherlands for next week’s second leg. The visitors were losing but got a late equalizer after Cody Gakpo assisted Armando Obispo from a corner kick. The Dutch Player of the Year is having a great start to the season as he proved tonight.

Before the match, PSV’s manager and former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy said that the player is only focused on his team and not thinking about a potential move away: “For me, Cody is a player that is ours. As long as there is no other news then he is ours. He is preparing for the game, as our squad is and I am too”.

One more week

The Red Devils and Erik ten Hag will have to wait another week to know the faith of Cody Gakpo’s team. The 2-2 draw leaves the matchup for next Wednesday open for any team to qualify, as Manchester United will be watching closely to know if they have any chance of signing the 23-year-old Dutch winger. 

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