Nottingham Forest are the only club to have submitted an offer for PSV wonderkid Cody Gakpo, according to Voetbal Primeur. Manchester United are said to be very keen but have so far not come forward with an offer.
The Reds are trying to bolster their attacking ranks ahead of the 2022/23 campaign. Forest have lost Lewis Grabban this summer, with Keinan Davis also returning back to Aston Villa following his loan spell.
Gakpo is one of European football’s top talents. He’s been targeted by Leeds this summer too, although for now, he remains a huge part of what PSV are trying to do.
Interestingly, it seems unlikely that anything will happen with any club imminently. PSV face Rangers over two legs in the Champions League and Gakpo will hope to help his team reach the group stages.
The winger was on fire during 2021/22. He scored 21 goals in Eredivisie and laid on a further 15 in the way of assists as PSV finished second behind Ajax.
Interestingly, despite his tender years, he’s part of the leadership group under Ruud van Nistelrooy. He has captained PSV on several occasions and will continue to grow as a player.
Forest signing Gakpo does seem unlikely. PSV want £33 million for the player and it does seem as though that value will put Manchester United in the driving seat.
Forest only club to have submitted Gakpo offer – but it could be irrelevant
The Reds want Gakpo and the player would likely welcome a move to the Premier League. However, there is one situation where interest could prove in vain regardless of which outfit fancies signing him.
If PSV beat Rangers over two legs, some reports have claimed that Gakpo would be open to staying for another year. He would get the chance to play in the Champions League group stages and that’s not something he could do at United or Forest.
Forest desperately need some more attacking talent. The Reds looked toothless in attack on Saturday and Newcastle and Steve Cooper will want a couple of new faces at the top of the pitch.
Gakpo would be a dream signing for the Reds. Still, there is work to do and perhaps this isn’t one for supporters to get excited over just yet.