Man United Target Confirms He’d Consider Transfer – He Held Talks With Ten Hag

Ajax coach Erik ten Hag before the match in the Champions League.

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Cody Gakpo decided to continue at PSV during the summer transfer window but has not closed the doors for a Premier League move.

Man United manager Erik ten Hag wanted to add a new forward to his frontline before the start of the season and was interested in Gakpo. The former Ajax manager even spoke to the PSV talisman “a few times”.

The Red Devils ended up signing Antony, ending any chance of Gakpo moving to Old Trafford in the summer.

“In the end the deal didn’t go through, which was a shame, for me and my development, and because Manchester United is one of the biggest clubs in the world, but also for PSV, because to transfer a player to Manchester United is a good thing for the club,” Gakpo told The Times.

He still had some suitors in the Premier League, with the 23-year-old receiving approaches from both Leeds United and Southampton. But Gakpo opted against moving to either club in favour of continuing at his boyhood team.

However, he remains interested in moving to England. Gakpo said: “I like being here, I want to win trophies here and do my best for the club. But if I got the chance to go to the Premier League or something, of course I would have to consider that option. At that time it was hectic for me but I recovered pretty quickly.”

The dynamic forward has been involved in 24 goals – one more than Erling Haaland – at club level this season. If he maintains his form until January, there’s no doubt many clubs would be queuing up for his signature.