Manchester United have prioritised signing PSV Eindhoven talisman Cody Gakpo in a €50 million move in the January transfer window.

According to Daily Telegraph, Manchester United are keen to bring Cody Gakpo to Old Trafford. in January. And the Red Devils will take all the possible action to ensure a smooth move, including a bid worth €50 million.

Manchester United invested heavily in Antony in the summer as Erik ten Hag felt it could prove to be a very shrewd addition. But the Brazilian international has performed inconsistently. And with Cristiano Ronaldo departing from Old Trafford, Manchester United are ready to bring in an attacker in January.

Gakpo was also on Manchester United’s radar in the summer. But they fell short in their valuation and brought in Antony from Ajax to fulfil their requirements. Erik ten Hag recently admitted they are searching for the right kind of profile and will only be interested in the player if he fits the criteria.

Due to his significant prowess in the Eredivisie, the current Manchester United manager is well aware of Gakpo’s credentials and has already approved of a deal if possible. And the Red Devils are reportedly the front-runners to sign the in-demand attacker.

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Gakpo’s excellent performances at the 2022 FIFA World Cup has already added a few million to his price. And the Red Devils are ready to splash a handsome fee in the region of €50 million. PSV Eindhoven sporting director Marcel Brands already reiterated they will welcome any advances for the player, but that must eclipse their current club record fee.

But journalist Dharmesh Sheth recently explained that Manchester United might not be in contention due to their overly estimated spend in the summer and there could be complications regarding the Financial Fair Play.

“Aside of whether they want to sign any players during January, they’re very conscious of complying with Financial Fair Play rules. I think there’s every chance they won’t sign anyone in the January transfer window.”

“I know that’s not what Manchester United fans might want to hear, but I think there’s a long-term strategy in place with United and a lot of the clubs where they always seem to focus on the summer transfer window, and January is almost looked at as an emergency option – and I don’t think United are at that stage where it’s an emergency option.”

Manchester United do have the financial might to break the bank and could offload a few of their fringe players as an attacking reinforcement is more of a need of the hour. And if they launch the offensive, the Red Devils will be confident of snapping up the in-demand attacker.

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