Newcastle United are keeping an eye on the whereabouts of Dutch wonder Cody Gakpo, according to Chronicle Live, and they remain interested in the player. Gakpo is currently with the Netherlands squad, which advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals with a 3-1 victory over the United States. Manchester United and Liverpool are also interested in him.
The 23-year-old just added fire to the rumors with a stunning performance on the World Cup stage. And his worth has skyrocketed, giving PSV Eindhoven pause for thinking about his immediate future.
Gakpo only recently extended his contract with PSV. However, Manchester United and Liverpool have both expressed interest in the Dutch forward. Manchester United came particularly close, submitting a £25 million bid in the summer, as Erik ten Hag was eager to work with the player at Old Trafford.
But the Dutch club rebuffed their request, and Manchester United now might have to add a hefty premium on top of their previous bid. Meanwhile, Liverpool is also known to be one of his admirers, and Jurgen Klopp will definitely want to have a closer look at the player when the transfer window opens in January.
Sadio Mane’s departure opened a massive void to fill up on the left wing. And Gakpo’s current form prompted he is the perfect player to be his long-term successor. But recent reports have claimed that Manchester United is ahead of Liverpool in the race to sign Gakpo. And he has now emerged on the radar of Newcastle United.
The Magpies have been scouting the player for a long time and have all of the requirements the player may choose in a transfer. Newcastle United are presently third in the Premier League rankings, and their thrilling brand of football has taken center stage this season.
PSV cannot keep its asset if they receive a large bid, so a €50 million offer is enough. They need to balance their books, and selling Gakpo might help them get those rights. However, Newcastle United will face a mountain of competition from clubs all over the world, including Liverpool and Manchester United.