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Leeds: Whites still eyeing Cody Gakpo

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Leeds United are still believed to be following PSV Eindhoven winger Cody Gakpo with just two days remaining of the summer transfer window.

The Lowdown: Gakpo linked with Leeds

The Whites have been heavily linked with a move for the Dutchman this summer, with reports earlier this month claiming that Leeds registered their interest in the 23-year-old.

Rumours have cooled in recent weeks, though, with Andrea Radrizzani and Victor Orta seemingly turning their interest to the likes of strikers Wilfried Gnonto and Hwang Hee-chan.

Hailed by football talent scout Jacek Kulig for being on ‘another level’, Gakpo has begun the 2022/23 campaign in fine form, averaging a goal in the Eredivisie every 53 minutes, and it seems as if he is still of interest to the Whites.

The Latest: Leeds name-checked

Sport Witness relayed an update from Dutch outlet FC Update regarding Gakpo on Tuesday.

They claimed that Leeds have still been ‘following developments’ on the 23-year-old in recent weeks, with PSV telling Southampton that €35m-€40m (£30m-£34.2m) is ‘not enough’.

The Verdict: Crunch time

Leeds could really do with another attacking addition before tomorrow night’s deadline, preferably a player who can occupy a central role.

Gakpo has done that on 18 occasions, scoring eight goals, but he is primarily a winger, an area where Leeds are well-stocked at this moment in time.

Will Leeds sign a forward in the final days of the window?

Yes, Orta will work his magic!

Yes, Orta will work his magic!

No, don't think so!

No, don't think so!

However, with Dan James linked with a late loan move to Tottenham, the 23-year-old could be viewed as a potential replacement for the Welshman, although Leeds could face plenty of competition for the Netherlands international.


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