Announced close to Manchester United, Cody Gakpo will eventually play for Liverpool FC. But how did the rival of the Mersey do to toast the politeness to the residents of Old Trafford?

The news broke last night and it was a little surprise. “PSV and Liverpool FC have reached an agreement on the proposed transfer of Cody Gakpo.

The 23-year-old attacker will leave for England imminently where he will be subjected to the necessary formalities ahead of the completion of the transfer.”

No announcement about the amount of Cody Gakpo ‘s transfer

The two clubs do not want to communicate on the price of the operation, “but it is a record transfer for PSV“, declared general manager Marcel Brands in the press release published by the Batavian formation.

According to the latest indiscretions from the English press, the Reds have paid around 50 million pounds (around €56.7 million), bonuses included, to secure the services of a player who has scored 3 goals in the 2022 World Cup and who has an excellent record with PSV this season (13 goals and 17 assists in 24 matches in all competitions).

How did Liverpool manage to overtake Man U when Gakpo clearly mentioned the Mancunian track when he was recently asked about his future? “I thought about Manchester United, but it didn’t happen. So I started to doubt. Leeds United have come. Should I go there? Now I expect everything. I haven’t heard from Manchester United yet. When they come, I will think about it. I also seek God’s help in these areas. “According to the English media, this successful blow by the Reds is a real snub for Erik ten Hag.

The Daily Mail argue that the Glazers’ desire to put Manchester United on the market weighed heavily in this case.

Concretely, the American owners did not want to make big expenses, just to avoid increasing the column of debts during a possible resale. Surprising all the same from a club which continued to show its interest in a player whose rating had already climbed. The tabloid finally explains that Man U is only targeting loans to strengthen itself this winter.