Cody Gakpo reveals how close he came to Manchester United transfer following Erik ten Hag talks

October 19, 2022

Man Utd considered a move for PSV forward Cody Gakpo in the summer transfer window.

Cody Gakpo claims he was ‘close’ to joining Manchester United in the summer transfer window after he held talks with manager Erik ten Hag about a potential move. United prioritised the addition of a new forward over the summer before eventually opting for Ajax ace Antony rather than the PSV Eindhoven man.

Gakpo, 23, also received rival interest from Premier League clubs Leeds and Southampton before deadline day but chose to remain at PSV, a decision that already looks to be paying off.

The Dutch forward has grabbed 13 goals and notched 11 assists from just 18 appearances so far this season and could be one of the breakout stars at the World Cup when it begins next month.