By Mark Smith

29th Sep, 2022 | 4:10pm

Leeds United would amaze if they can sign Cody Gakpo after summer failure

Dean Jones has admitted he would be “amazed” if Leeds United still manage to sign PSV winger Cody Gakpo after failing to get a deal over the line this summer.

Victor Orta flew across to Holland in the final 48 hours of the window to get a deal over the line, but in the end, the Dutch international decided to stay put ahead of the World Cup.

Jones now insists that given the type of clubs he has been linked with elsewhere and how he has started the season, Gakpo would be an amazing signing for Andrea Radrizzani.

Speaking in an interview with GIVE ME SPORT, Jones shared the potential reaction to if the Whites can pull off the signing of the Dutch star in the future.

“I’ll be amazed if Cody Gakpo ended up going to Southampton or Leeds right now given: one, the clubs he was linked with last summer by the end of the window, and two, the way that he’s started this season with PSV.”

Amazing.

This is basically Charles De Ketelaere all over again.

Leeds have not given up on signing Gakpo, but links are growing with other clubs around Europe and more importantly, those clubs have European football to offer.

With the likes of Manchester United at the table who operate as though money isn’t an object, it looks very hard, maybe even nearly impossible to get this one over the line now.

Gakpo looked more than happy to make the move to Elland Road over the summer though, so if we can continue to string some wins together and put ourselves in the competition for those top seven or eight spots, that could change things.

The 49ers are getting ever closer to their full takeover, and they may start to make more financial decisions alongside Radrizzani, something that could help this one.

If Gakpo was worth just below £40million this summer, it could be closer to £50million now and after the World Cup, now wouldn’t that be amazing? Let’s not get our hopes up.

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