The Lowdown: Gakpo speaks out
In a recent interview with Dutch media outlet NRC, the 23-year-old has admitted that he would consider a move to United if they were to open talks during the early stages of 2023.
He also suggested that missing out on a summer move to the Premier League was tough to take, after initially believing that a move to Old Trafford could be on the cards, while he also snubbed an approach from Leeds United.
There have recently been reports that the Red Devils are confident that they can finally lure Gakpo away from PSV Eindhoven in the January transfer window.
The Latest: Jones update
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Jones has shared that Gakpo is ‘not deterred’ by the fact that he didn’t get a move to Erik ten Hag’s side in the summer, adding that he ‘knows’ that he is rated highly at United.
The journalist said: “Gakpo knows United rate him and I’m told he is not deterred by the fact no deal went ahead last summer.
“This is a player on top of the world, who wants to play through the middle and score goals. That sort of confidence will convince him that he should be a starter for United if they go ahead and sign him.”
The Verdict: Exciting
It is certainly exciting for United supporters to hear that Gakpo has not been deterred by a failed summer move to Old Trafford, and that there should be confidence that a deal can be done in January instead.
Hailed as ‘something special‘ by renowned football journalist and transfer expert Fabrizio Romano after his heroics for the Netherlands in the World Cup in Qatar, the 23-year-old excelled for his country, scoring three goals in his opening three games.
Gakpo would no doubt be a statement signing for Ten Hag at United if they can pull it off in 2023.
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