'I'm hearing': Manchester United about to make their push to sign £40m Arsenal target - journalist
Mikel Arteta was handed a huge blow during the World Cup as his star striker Gabriel Jesus picked up a knee injury. The 25-year-old could be facing around three months on the sidelines after undergoing knee surgery.
It seems more and more likely that the Gunners will be forced to dip into the market for attacking reinforcements after the Brazilian’s setback.
And in the latest update on Gakpo’s future, it seems that Erik Ten Hag’s men are about to ramp-up their efforts to bring him to Old Trafford.
Manchester United to push to sign Gakpo
Jones has told GiveMeSport that United will now try and push for a £40 million deal for Gakpo.
“Gakpo is going to be pushed forwards now and there is actually hope they could land him for around the £40 million mark, from what I’m hearing,” the journalist said.
“It also sounds like Rashford will be considered as a centre forward more frequently too, so that probably makes Gakpo’s versatility appealing.”
Gakpo has been in devastating form for PSV this season and is outperforming Manchester City star Erling Haaland at the moment.
The 23-year-old has netted 13 times and provided 17 assists in just 23 appearances for the Dutch outfit. He also impressed during the Netherlands’ run to the quarter-final at the World Cup, bagging three goals in five games in Qatar.
Of course, the Red devils are in desperate need of a new striker after Cristiano Ronaldo left the club last month.
Arsenal probably didn’t think they’d be searching for a new striker in January but Jesus’ injury means they may have to adjust their plans.
Gakpo would be an excellent addition to Arteta’s squad but it seems the Gunners have made Shakhtar Donetsk star Mykhaylo Mudryk their priority for next month. Jones claimed yesterday that they will launch a bid to sign the Ukrainian star in January.
The PSV forward has already admitted that it would be an ‘honour’ to play at Old Trafford and it seems likely that he will link-up with his compatriot Ten Hag in Manchester.