Liverpool have reportedly agreed on a transfer for PSV Eindhoven forward Cody Gakpo in the January transfer window. Manchester United were also monitoring the situation.
However, the Reds have made a quick move to sign the Dutch forward to cover the injured Luiz Diaz. Hence, Cody Gakpo will arrive in England soon to complete a January transfer move.
LIVERPOOL AND CODY GAKPO TRANSFER LINKS FULL STORY
According to reports, Liverpool have agreed on a transfer for forward Cody Gakpo in the January transfer window. The report also indicates that the club has an agreement on the transfer fee and the personal terms. Hence, the Dutch forward will travel soon to England to complete his medical and remaining formalities. Jurgen Klopp had made it clear that they needed to make an investment in the January transfer window. Hence, it looks like the owners are willing to back his ideas.
The report also claims that a deal is completed for a fixed fee of 37 million. PSV Eindhoven have also put out a statement that their star player will travel to England to complete the rest of the formalities. However, the full agreement will be confirmed on the 1st of January. Liverpool have surprised many teams with the quickness of the transfer. It also indicates that FSG will continue to invest in the team during the transfer windows despite putting the club on sale.
A NUMBER OF TOP PREMIER LEAGUE CLUBS WERE MONITORING THE SITUATION
According to reports, Manchester United and Chelsea were also monitoring the situation. The report also claimed that United agreed on personal terms with Gakpo in the summer transfer window. However, they could not agree on a fee with PSV Eindhoven. Chelsea were also monitoring his situation along with their different players. Hence, there was no serious interest from both of the Premier League giants. Therefore, Liverpool took full advantage of the situation.
Manchester United will now focus on signing another forward in the January transfer window. They have reportedly made Joao Felix their main transfer target. However, they will also face the competition of Chelsea and Arsenal. Whereas, Chelsea are looking at different options in the forward options after the injury to Armando Broja. Liverpool will also not stop at the Cody Gakpo signing. They are targeting the mega signing of Jude Bellingham. However, the deal is likely to cost them over 150 million.
Although, it looks like Liverpool are trying their best to challenge for the top 4. They will also hope to be one of the challengers in the Champions League this season. The Reds have already extended the contract of Mohamed Salah and Virgil Van Dijk. Hence, they can make their team around their two important players.
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