Cody Gakpo ‘executes Leeds United U-turn in Manchester United boost’


PSV Eindhoven striker Cody Gakpo has reportedly turned his back on his proposed move to Leeds United and is no longer keen to move to Elland Road.

PSV Eindhoven winger Cody Gakpo reportedly backtracked on his proposed move to Leeds United and told the club he was no longer interested in joining them.

Gakpo has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League in recent months, with Manchester UnitedLeeds, Southampton and Everton among clubs believed to have inquired about the striker during the summer transfer window.

Reports emerged last week that Leeds had won the race to sign the 23-year-old and agreed terms to bring him to Elland Road in January.

However, Athleticism reports that Gakpo has now changed his mind and no longer wants the change, having learned of the interest from other clubs.

The Dutch international hopes a successful World Cup campaign will further increase interest in him and lead to a bigger transfer during the January window.

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PSV are believed to want a minimum of £30million for the Netherlands international, although that figure could rise if Gakpo continues his fine recent form until the World Cup in Qatar.

The striker has directly contributed to 23 goals in just 16 appearances in all competitions so far this season, scoring 13 of his own and creating another 10 for his teammates.

Manchester City‘s only striker Erling Braut Haaland can match that figure in world football from the 2022-23 campaign, making Gakpo one of the hottest properties ahead of the January window.

Gakpo also scored 21 goals and registered 15 assists in all competitions last season, a form that saw him enter the radar of a number of clubs.

The report claims his U-turn on the Leeds deal could be good news for Man United, who were known to have considered a move for him over the summer before finally signing. Anthony.

Gakpo confirmed he planned to join the Red Devils until the last week of the window but ultimately decided against it as he didn’t want to switch clubs before the World Cup.

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