Fabrizio Romano claims Liverpool are stepping up efforts to sign PSV Eindhoven superstar Cody Gakpo despite Manchester United being the favorites to sign the Dutch international in January.
The Italian journalist hinted that Liverpool might intensify their efforts to sign Gakpo. He has been one of the big stars at the 2022 FIFA World Cup as the 23-year-old dutch scored in every single for the Netherlands in the group stage.
Liverpool stepping up efforts for Manchester United Target
Netherlands winger Cody Gakpo is enjoying a sensational season at the club level. He has 29 goal contributions this season, including 15 goals and 14 assists. And last season he was named as Eredivisie Player of the Year with 21 goals and 15 assists.
As a result, the dutch player finds himself in incredibly high demand. His form attracted the Red Devils in the summer, only for the United to shelve their interest.
Five Liverpool players eligible for a free transfer
At the end of this season, five Liverpool players will be eligible for a free transfer. Those players are allowed to negotiate for a pre-contract deal during the January transfer window.
Liverpool top targets
Jude Bellingham is the number one target for the Reds. Moreover, there are other names that are on Liverpool’s radar like Netherlands Winger Cody Gakpo, Ghanaian hero Mohammed Kudus and Moroccon star Sofyan Ambrabat. However, Klopp always has eyes on reinforcing his forward line.
The trusted journalist Fabrizio Romano reveals that Liverpool is also becoming more and more attracted to Gakpo. Eindhoven are seeking a transfer fee of £43 million, along with add-ons. That would likely push the deal close to the £50 million mark.
Between Liverpool and Manchester United, only time will tell who will win this transfer race for Gakpo. Wherever he ends up, though, Gakpo seems well-equipped to shine in the Premier League.
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