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Cody Gakpo sends blunt message to Man United after Liverpool move

Chris Byfield

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Cody Gakpo sends blunt message to Man United after Liverpool move

New Liverpool signing Cody Gakpo has sent a blunt message to Manchester United.

On Boxing Day it was announced that Liverpool and PSV Eindhoven had agreed a deal for the transfer of Gakpo.

The 23-year-old signed a contract that will keep him on Merseyside until 2028, despite having been linked with a move to United since last summer.

Gakpo was thought to be a long-term target for Erik ten Hag’s side, though United reportedly didn’t have the funds to make a move in the January window.

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In turn, Liverpool moved fast to seal a deal for the Netherlands star.

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Gakpo’s blunt message to Man Utd

United reportedly reignited their interest in Gakpo after the World Cup, having failed to get a deal over the line in the summer. The winger was one of the stars of Qatar, scoring three goals in the Netherlands’ five games.

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Leeds were also in for Gakpo last summer and had a private jet on standby to whisk him to Yorkshire.

On the six-month-long transfer saga, Gakpo said, via the Mirror: “It was difficult this summer. It was a very intense period.”

On initially being snubbed by United, who opted to sign Brazilian winger Antony in his place, Gakpo added: “I tried to find my peace, but it was difficult. I thought I was going to Manchester United, but in the end it didn't work out.

“Leeds United came in. They are a good club, but I asked myself if I should really go there and when you have a lot of doubts, it is not good.”

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Gakpo will complete the formalities of his £40million move from PSV today.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Cody Gakpo, Liverpool, Manchester United, Leeds United, PSV, Football

Chris Byfield
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