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Manchester United's transfer target could go to another Premier League club

Cody Gakpo was in Manchester United's shortlist all summer

By Harry Smith

Cody Gakpo was in Manchester United's shortlist all summer
Cody Gakpo was in Manchester United's shortlist all summer
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Sky Sports have reported that PSV Eindhoven have turned down a £21 million bid from Southampton for the transfer of Cody Gakpo. The Dutch club is reportedly holding out for at least £25 to let go of one of their best players on the team. The young player is crazy to play in the Premier League, as he feels it can be a big step in his career.

Cody Gakpo has been a target for Manchester United for a great part of the summer transfer window since he was looked at by the club as the perfect alternative if they failed to sign their top priority Antony from Ajax. However, after finally reaching an agreement with Ajax for the Brazilian footballer, the Red Devils reportedly moved on from Gakpo.

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The 23-year-old winger was frustrated that the English giants decided to leave him at PSV after waiting for them all summer. He would have loved to play for Manchester United, but now he would consider making a move to another Premier League club like Southampton, where he would be a regular first-team player in a highly competitive league.

The Dutch footballer had an impressive last season with PSV where he was one of the team’s captains. He lead his team into winning the Dutch club scoring 21 goals and handing out 15 assists in 47 matches, which got him named Dutch Player Of The Year in the Eredivisie. If he is only valued at £25m, then more Premier League clubs will jump in the race for signing him.

A great player

Manchester United should go for him even after signing Antony. He is a regular for the Netherlands’ national team, is a natural leader, and has shown his desire of playing at Old Trafford. With only £25m the Red Devils can sign someone who can play down the wing and even as a centre-forward thanks to his 1.89 m of height.

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