Cody Gakpo has hinted that PSV securing Champions League soccer might see him choose in opposition to a transfer to Manchester United.
The 23-year-old Netherlands worldwide is the newest title to be linked with Old Trafford as new supervisor Erik ten Hag seeks to strengthen his squad within the last weeks of the summer time switch window.
United are but to open talks with Gakpo or PSV however their curiosity within the winger is understood.
Gakpo performed as PSV’s progressed within the Champions League qualifying rounds with a 3-2 win over Monaco on Tuesday night. They now face Rangers for a spot within the group levels.
“We must first focus on and try to make it to the Champions League,” Gakpo advised ESPN after the sport when requested about his future.
“Then it is more likely that I will stay. I don’t think I have said anywhere that I am leaving, so there is definitely a chance that I will stay.
“I’m open for a cup of espresso with the administration – or espresso for them and water for me. We’ll see the way it goes.”
Gakpo is a right-footed winger who has predominantly played on the left for PSV, who are managed by former United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy.
If United choose to firm up their interest, Gakpo would represent yet another Eredivisie-based signing under Ten Hag, following the arrivals of Tyrell Malacia and Lisandro Martinez from Feyenoord and Ajax respectively.
Christian Eriksen, United’s other summer arrival, is a former Ajax player who also trained with the club last season while recovering from heart surgery.
United ended their pursuit of Marko Arnautovic on Monday following a fan backlash over the potential signing of the Bologna ahead.
Arnautovic had emerged as a shock goal amid uncertainty over Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at Old Trafford and a scarcity of choices up entrance following a hamstring damage to Anthony Martial.