Cody Gakpo has admitted he ‘thought about’ Manchester United in the summer and would consider them again if they approached him once more.
The Netherlands star was the subject of interest from United late in the summer transfer window with a move for Antony looking increasingly unlikely. However, United went back to Ajax and met their demands to get the deal done for the Brazilian, meaning a move for the Dutchman didn’t materialise.
He’s since enjoyed a stellar World Cup campaign in Qatar and alerted top clubs to his services as a result, one of which is United once again. 90min understands United have been further convinced of his qualities as a result of his showings in the Middle East, with Erik ten Hag pushing for him to be signed.
But Gakpo himself has broken the silence on the matter, revealing to Dutch outlet NRC: “I haven’t heard from Manchester United yet. If they come, I will think about it with God’s help.”
He added: “I thought about Man Utd last summer, but when that didn’t happen, I didn’t know anymore. Then Leeds arrived, I had doubts…now I wait and see.”
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A move to the Premier League still appeared to be on the table after United backed off, with Leeds and Southampton showing interest, but Gakpo opted to stay put at PSV Eindhoven.
The 23-year-old headed into the World Cup with the Netherlands off the back of scoring 13 goals and assisting 17 times in all competitions for PSV in the first half of the season and has continued his excellent form for the Oranje.
Gakpo currently has three goals from four games in Qatar and has the chance to add to that impressive tally against Argentina in the quarter-final on December 9.