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Leeds: Pete O’Rourke makes Cody Gakpo claim

Leeds: Pete O’Rourke makes Cody Gakpo claim -Leeds United News

Journalist Pete O’Rourke has said that it would be a ‘massive coup’ if Leeds United were able to bring PSV Eindhoven’s Cody Gakpo to Elland Road.

The Lowdown: Leeds still keen?

The Whites have announced two new signings in the last 48 hours in midfielder Tyler Adams and winger Luis Sinisterra.

That has taken their summer spending to £95m, with six arrivals through the door, but it looks as if there could still be one more in the 23-year-old from PSV.

Reports have claimed that Leeds may still look to sign another forward despite bringing in Sinisterra, with Gakpo – who was  called a ‘sensational player‘ by Football Oranje editor and Dutch football expert Michael Bell – one of three players mentioned.

The Latest: O’Rourke’s comments

Speaking to GiveMeSport, O’Rourke said that it ‘would be a massive coup’ if Leeds were able to bring Gakpo to Elland Road, given the number of English giants also being linked with him recently.

The reporter outlined:

“If Leeds were able to win the race for Gakpo, I think it would be a massive coup for them considering some of the biggest clubs in Europe have been linked. The likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United have all been mentioned with Gakpo in the not too distant past as well.”

The Verdict: Centre-forward instead?

Gakpo can play anywhere across the front three, scoring 44 senior goals for club and country, although the majority of his appearances have come as a left winger.

Leeds are now well-stocked with wide options in a potential 4-2-2-2 system under Jesse Marsch, so it could make sense to look at a more central attacking target.

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Patrick Bamford missed the majority of last season through injury, so bolstering the club’s centre-forward ranks could be a wiser move instead of another versatile wide forward in what appears to be the final piece of the summer jigsaw at Elland Road.


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