Liverpool are doing major work behind the scenes to help bring Holland star Cody Gakpo to the club.
Gakpo has been tipped to be a star at the World Cup this winter. Playing his first game in the tournament yesterday, he didn’t disappoint, heading in the Netherlands opening goal against Senegal.
And according to Calciomercato, he could soon be a Liverpool player. They claim that, along with Manchester United, the Reds have collected ‘more information’ on Gakpo than any other club.
Both clubs have reportedly enquired about the 23-year-old’s availability for a January move. In response, PSV Eindhoven are said to be looking for at least £43m.
AC Milan are another club mentioned as being in the mix. But with big Premier League teams lurking, they reportedly won’t start as favourites in this race.
Gakpo ready-made for Premier League
What a good job that Gakpo didn’t join Leeds United last summer. The forward was reportedly very close to joining the Yorkshire side, but couldn’t agree terms.
Had that came about, Liverpool would have surely been kicking themselves right about now.
Gakpo looks set to light up the World Cup, having scored and assisted at a ridiculous rate for PSV this season.
Already notching a goal for Holland at the tournament, he looks a real danger. Former Arsenal and United striker Robin van Persie said as much himself, calling Gakpo ‘dangerous’ via BT Sport (27/10/22).
The suggested price-tag of £43m doesn’t look beyond Liverpool, and they’re clearly looking very closely at him.
It may be worth showing their hand before the tournament progresses, and Gakpo’s value inevitably rises.
If they decide against making a concrete move, then it looks as though one of their Premier League rivals will. Strong, quick and with a keen eye for goal, Gakpo looks ready-made for playing in England.
Liverpool still have a chance to make sure that Anfield is where he eventually lands.