The Lowdown: Gakpo profiled
Gakpo is 23 years of age who can play anywhere across the front three but is primarily a left-winger. The Dutch international is valued at a career-high £27m by Transfermarkt and has scored 45 goals in 138 games for his current employers.
Called a ‘sensational player‘ by football-oranje.com editor and Dutch football expert Michael Bell, Gakpo started the new season in fine form with two goals in PSV’s Eredivisie opener, and it looks as if United are keen on his services after they finalise a move for Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot.
The Latest: United interest
They revealed that ‘Man United are ready to move’ for Gakpo, who is apparently valued at £35m by PSV and is well known to Erik ten Hag as they share the same representation agency.
The Verdict: Get it done
United pulled the plug on a move for Marko Arnautovic, and Gakpo appears to be a smarter attacking target.
Gakpo at Old Trafford?
Yes, get him in!
No, look elsewhere!
Not only is Gakpo younger, but he is also versatile and has just come off his best season in front of goal. He would give Ten Hag a real goalscoring threat and another creative spark after also registering 15 assists last season.
Ten Hag is more than likely looking at the long-term plan as well as the present, and a move for Gakpo now could be extremely beneficial in years to come.
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