Man Utd want to return for Cody Gakpo after agreeing personal terms despite the PSV star slamming his transfer pursuit

MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly looking to continue signing PSV winger Cody Gakpo.

The Red Devils chased the Dutchman last month only to sign Antony from Ajax instead.

Cody Gakpo has been in brilliant form this season

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Cody Gakpo has been in brilliant form this seasonCredit: EPA

United initially believed they only needed to spend £50m on the Brazilian, which would have allowed them to spend £25m on Gakpo as well.

But with Ajax eventually squeezing £85million out of them, Erik ten Hag’s side could no longer afford the PSV star’s services.

According to Forbes, United remain interested in Gakpo and were relieved when he turned down advances from other teams.

The Red Devils could submit an offer for him in January or next summer, although his PSV contract runs until 2026.

Everton and Southampton both made ambitious approaches to Gakpo in the final week of the transfer window, only to be rejected.

Despite claiming he was happy to stay at PSV, Gakpo slammed at the way United were going about it.

He said: “There are more factors at play. The World Cup also played a role.

“I spoke to the national coach. I called him and asked for advice. The advice was clear: that I had to follow my gut feeling, but that a transfer before the World Cup is not really ideal for the player because then you have to get used to something. I agreed.

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“It was all last minute for me because up until last week I thought I was going to Manchester.

“Then I had to pick another club and decide if I wanted to go there. It’s not nice for PSV and it’s not nice for me either because it felt rushed.”

Despite the situation, PSV boss and former Red Devils Ruud van Nistelrooy was impressed by Gakpo’s application.

He said: “We haven’t seen Cody change his behavior yet.

“I really admire that about him, he works on his development every day, plays games and reaches his level. He doesn’t get distracted… It’s special for a young man like him to see that attitude.”

Gakpo has been in brilliant form this season, scoring eight goals and providing six assists in just seven Eredivisie games.

He also scored in his team’s opening game in Group A of the Europa League against Bodo/Glimt and received the captain’s armband for that game.

Ruud van Nistelrooy was impressed by Gakpo's attitude

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Ruud van Nistelrooy was impressed by Gakpo’s attitudePhoto credit: Getty

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