PSV Eindhoven star Cody Gakpo ‘has arrived in England ahead of a medical at Liverpool’ – after the Reds beat Manchester United to the Holland forward’s signature in a deal price £44m
- Man United had instigated talks but didn’t finalise a financial offer for Gakpo
- Liverpool have taken advantage by opening talks with PSV over £44m transfer
- PSV have confirmed that an agreement has been reached between the clubs
- Holland star has now reportedly arrived in England ahead of Liverpool medical
PSV Eindhoven star Cody Gakpo is known to have arrived in England for a medical ahead of his move to Liverpool.
It comes after the Reds agreed a €50million (£44m) cope with the Dutch club for the sought-after striker.
The clubs held talks on Monday night as Liverpool moved to go off competition from Manchester United.
PSV Eindhoven star Cody Gakpo is known to have arrived in England ahead of a medical at Liverpool
PSV announced that that they had reached an agreement for the transfer of Gakpo on Boxing Day
And now the forward – who enjoyed a stellar World Cup – is on his approach to Liverpool to finish the move, based on Sky Sports.
In an announcement on Twitter, PSV wrote on Boxing Day: ‘PSV and @LFC have reached an agreement on the proposed transfer of Cody Gakpo. The 23-year-old attacker will leave for England imminently where he might be subjected to the crucial formalities ahead of the completion of the transfer.’
Gakpo had offers from Leeds and Southampton last summer but selected to remain at PSV after the Dutch club rejected offers.
The 23-year old had chosen to attend for offers from clubs contending within the Champions League and despite the pull of United’s Erik ten Hag, Liverpool fit the bill.
Jurgen Klopp had been keen to usher in reinforcements to cover the long-term injuries to Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota
Liverpool have concerns over Luis Diaz’s injury following his knee surgery while Darwin Nunez is struggling to search out his rhythm after his move from Benfica.
Leeds offered £25m plus add-ons for Gakpo in the summertime however it was rejected with PSV believing the add-ons were unrealistic. They’ve been holding out for a deal around £45million for the Holland international.
United had been considered favourites but the continued talk over their sale has forged doubt over what funds are available this month.
Reports in Holland claim that PSV have only sold their star player due to their precarious financial situation, leaving them with a ‘knife to their throat’.
In line with De Telegraaf, PSV must collect £35m per season to maintain afloat having watched their wage bill rise sharply in recent campaigns.
The Holland international, who netted three goals for his country on the World Cup, has scored 13 goals and provided 17 assists in 24 appearances this season for PSV before joining the Reds.