- The recently concluded World Cup witnessed Gakpo score three goals.
- The 23-year-old will visit England to get a medical examination and to complete other formalities.
- It was a record transfer for the club, according to PSV general manager Marcel Brands.
The Dutch club PSV Eindhoven confirmed on Monday that Cody Gakpo had been signed by Liverpool.
Gakpo was a key player for the Netherlands during the World Cup and was in brilliant form for his club in the Eredivisie and Europa League.
The 23-year-old scored three goals for the Netherlands during the World Cup in Qatar, helping them get to the quarterfinals of the tournament where they fell to eventual champions Argentina on penalties.
The Premier League was mentioned in connection with Gakpo, with Manchester United being said to have shown the most interest. He was on the verge of signing with Leeds United and the Red Devils in the summer.
After the World Cup, there was a spike in interest in the Dutch forward, but Liverpool was able to hold off rival clubs’ interest in signing Gakpo.
PSV announced that they have reached an agreement with the Merseyside club for the sale of the 23-year-old in an official statement on Monday. Gakpo would fly to England right away, according to the announcement, to have a medical exam and finish up other requirements before the transfer.
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The transfer amount hasn’t been discussed by either team, although PSV general manager Marcel Brands claimed it was a record transfer for the Dutch powerhouses.
Cody Gakpo’s proposed transfer has been agreed upon by PSV and Liverpool FC. The 23-year-old attacker will soon go to England, where he will go through the necessary formalities before the deal is finalised. The transfer fee is not being disclosed by either team.
“But this is a record transfer for PSV,” said general manager Marcel Brands.
The statement stated that “the PSV management completed the negotiations on Boxing Day and granted Gakpo permission to travel to England.”
Liverpool has had a rocky start to the season and is currently sixth in the Premier League table.