Liverpool beat Man United to agreement for Cody Gakpo with PSV

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Liverpool have beaten Manchester United in the race to sign winger Cody Gakpo after agreeing a deal with PSV, the Dutch side said on Monday.

Sources told ESPN that the deal has a fee of around £37m ($45m) and both teams are close to finalizing his arrival in the January transfer window. PSV did not disclose the value of the deal, but general manager Marcel Brands said it would be a “record transfer” for the club.

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In a statement, the Dutch club said: “PSV and Liverpool FC have reached an agreement on the proposed transfer of Cody Gakpo. The 23-year-old attacker will leave for England immediately and the necessary formalities will be taken before its completion. ‘ said. of transfer. ”

The 23-year-old Gakpo emerged as a star at the World Cup in Qatar, scoring three goals for the Netherlands before being eliminated in the quarterfinals by eventual champions Argentina.

As Colombia international Luis Diaz faces a prolonged sideline after aggravating a knee injury during a mid-season training break in Dubai, Liverpool bolster their forward line by moving Gakpo We are accelerating our efforts.

The left-sided forward has been Leeds and Southampton’s biggest targets over the summer, with United manager Eric ten Hag persuading the Old Trafford club to consider a transfer of the player at the end of the summer. rice field.

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United were eyeing Gakpo’s new move in January after the club decided to cancel Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract in November.

But Liverpool, who beat United in June to acquire Darwin Nunez, are poised to do the same again by sealing Gakpo’s move when the winter transfer window opens on Sunday 1 January. is made of.

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