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Everton: Toffees rivalling Manchester United for Gakpo

Everton: Toffees rivalling Manchester United for Gakpo -Everton News

Everton are competing with Manchester United for Cody Gakpo of PSV Eindhoven, according to The Daily Mail

The lowdown

Everton have brought in five new players this summer, headlined by £34.2million signing Amadou Onana.

James Tarkowski, Dwight McNeil have also joined permanently, while Conor Coady and Ruben Vinagre have arrived on loan.

Gakpo, now 23, has come through the youth ranks at PSV and is under contract until 2026 after penning an extension in January (via Transfermarkt).

The latest

United manager Erik ten Hag wants to sign both Gakpo and Ajax star Antony.

But they will seemingly face competition for the former, because he ‘also has interest from Everton, among others‘.

The Dutchman would apparently cost around £38million, which would make him the second biggest signing in the Toffees’ history.

The verdict

The fact that United are in for Gakpo, dubbed ‘outstanding‘ by Football Oranje editor Michael Bell, almost says it all. This would be a real coup, and a show of ambition too, from Everton.

He’s had an excellent start to the new campaign, scoring three goals and providing four assists in his first six matches.

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Gakpo is also a prolific dribbler, recording 130 in total over the course of 2021/22 and ranking second in the league for dribbles per game.

The reigning Dutch Footballer of the Year ‘has everything’, in the words of former Netherlands midfielder Theo Janssen.

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