Striker arrives in England for Liverpool medical ahead of move from PSV Eindhoven

Liverpool have reached an agreement to sign Cody. Gakpo from PSV for between £35-45m Man Utd showed interest in Gakpo in the summer before completing a deal for Antony from Ajax; Southampton turned down offers for the 23-year-old in the summer.

Cody Gakpo: Striker arrives in England for Liverpool medical ahead of move from PSV Eindhoven

Liverpool have reached an agreement to sign Cody. Gakpo from PSV for between £35-45m Man Utd showed interest in Gakpo in the summer before completing a deal for Antony from Ajax; Southampton turned down offers for the 23-year-old in the summer.

Cody Gakpo arrives in England for a medical ahead of his move from PSV Eindhoven to Liverpool.

on Boxing Day The Dutch club have announced that Liverpool have reached an agreement to sign Kakpo for a fee between £35m and £45m.

A PSV statement on Monday said: “PSV and LFC have reached an agreement regarding the proposed transfer of Cody Gakpo.

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“The 23-year-old attacker will move to England.

near He will have to go through the necessary formalities before the transfer is complete.

Liverpool’s rivals Manchester United were interested in Gakpo in the summer. Instead, they signed Antony from Ajax, but reports suggest they are considering a move to the Netherlands in the January transfer window.

United boss Erik ten Hag wants to sign a striker in January after leaving Cristiano Ronaldo’s side, saying: “We know we have lost a striker. So I think we need a striker to come in. But it has to be the right one.

Southampton had an offer rejected in the summer for Kakpo. Leeds are also interested in the 23-year-old.

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Gakpo’s stock rose at the World Cup with three goals in five matches before the Netherlands were knocked out in the quarter-finals on penalties against Argentina.

Before PSV made a statement It is understood Liverpool are in advance talks with the Dutch side about a move. Because they are looking for new offensive players. After Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota suffered long-term injuries

The transfer window opens on Sunday January 1 for clubs in England and Scotland. And, if all the necessary paperwork is done, Gakpo could be ready for his Liverpool debut on January 2, live on Monday Night Football on Sky Sports at Brentford.

Premier League rules require paperwork to be completed by noon on the last working day before the start of the season. This season, 1 January and 2 January are working days.

Analysis: Gakpo has all the qualities to make it to the top.

Peter Smith from Sky Sports:

During the World Cup, Dutch boss Louis van Gaal said ‘Cody Kakpo has everything it takes to be a star’ and the forward looks like he is on a fast track. To the top of the game after backing up a great form in the Eredivisie in Qatar.

Goals in each group game – one with the head another ball with the left foot and another with his right foot – a testament to his rapidly evolving play in the third. Thirst for the big stage and versatility His standout performance for Van Gal comes from a centre-forward position, a floating number 10 on the right.

But those qualities are not accidental. Gakpo is meticulous in his development. even hired a personal tactical coach to analyze his game. His steadily increasing goals and assists stats per 90 minutes for his club show that the extra homework has paid off.

That mindset will impress his suitors as much as his top-league goals and assists. The 23-year-old Gakpo is already at a high level. but with a determination to be even better That makes him an attractive investment.

Pace and propulsion ran out to the side. Power and accuracy of shooting Creativity as the Eredivisie’s top opportunity builder; His skill and speed with his dribbling. The danger of the ball in the air as he performed against Senegal… Gakpo has all the qualities a modern striker needs. and after his perfect treble in the World Cup Clubs across Europe scrambled for his signature before Liverpool won the competition.

Why signing Gakpo makes sense for Liverpool
Sky Sports’ Joe Shred:

As shown above, versatility, professionalism. And Gakpo’s on-pitch performance explains quite clearly why Liverpool decided to go with PSV and the Netherlands forward.

However, there are other elements that come into the equation. It is tempting to believe that Liverpool are signing Gakpo to the irony of Manchester United. Given their rivals’ interest in the 23-year-old, it’s possible that injuries within Jurgen Klopp’s squad were a bigger factor.

Luis Diaz suffered a setback in his comeback from a knee injury earlier this month. Klopp described the news as a “Proper punch in the face”

The Colombian winger has not played since October 9 and there is no official time frame for his return. while Diogo Jota is expected to be out until February with a calf injury, while Roberto Firmino is out until early next month with a problem of his own.

This left Liverpool with only Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez to start. They beat Aston Villa 3-1 on Boxing Day, while Fabio Carvalho, Harvey Elliott and the injured Curtis Jones are also available in the forward line. too

Liverpool want to compete for the top four in the Premier League. As with all competitions in the FA Cup and Champions League, the need to increase Klopp’s striker options amid a string of injuries is clear.

Liverpool and their manager may have underestimated Diaz’s impressive impact following his arrival from Porto in January. and decided that the Gakpo’s potential to do something similar was too great to ignore.

“You don’t expect instant miracles from these types of players,” Klopp told Sky Sports in March, two months after Diaz signed. “But he’s certainly not far off from doing that.”

Miracles might be too much to ask, but Gakpo’s performances with both PSV and the Netherlands have proved to be a real hit. suggests he could promote Liverpool in the second half of the season

‘Signing a Dutch player in the PL is a gamble – he’s going to have to step up’
Dutch football expert Elko Born spoke to Sky Sports News:

“Liverpool expect him to perform. But we have to remember in 2014 when Memphis Depay performed quite well in the World Cup. But when he moved to Manchester United, it didn’t work out for him, so there was concern for Kakpo as well. Well done in the World Cup and with PSV, but a move to the Premier League is a big step for the Dutch player.

“Will he succeed? We have to wait and see. But there are bets on signing players from the Netherlands. That said, people are quite optimistic about Gakpo.”

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