Liverpool and PSV Eindhoven agree on the signing of Cody Gapko

Three goals in five World Cup games for the Netherlands raised Cody Gakpo’s profile . Man Utd had expressed interest in the 23-year-old in the summer before pursuing a deal for Antony from Ajax; Southampton had an offer for the player rejected in the summer.

Cody Gakpo will be transferred from PSV to Liverpool for a sum between £35 million and £45 million, according to the Dutch club.

Manchester United had shown interest in Gakpo in the summer but decided to buy Antony from Ajax instead. However, sources said that United was considering signing the Netherlands international in the approaching January transfer window.

After long-term injuries to Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota, it was known that Liverpool was in advanced talks with the Dutch team regarding the deal before PSV made their statement. Liverpool was looking to add another attacking player.

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