Fabrizio Romano: Andrea Radrizzani obsessed with Leeds United signing Cody Gakpo in January
Leeds United will face a lot of competition when they make a new move to sign PSV Eindhoven forward Cody Gakpo in January, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Writing via his personal Twitter account on Sunday night (4 September), the Guardian journalist reported that the 23-year-old Netherlands international is the “main target” of the club.
In a video on his YouTube channel, Romano added that Jesse Marsch and Leeds’ top-brass are determined to land Gakpo after their deadline-day disappointment.
“Cody Gakpo is one to watch because, I’m told, Leeds in January will try again,” said Romano on 4 September on YouTube (2m21s).
“Leeds are obsessed with Cody Gakpo, the manager, the president (chairman Andrea Radrizzani), director (Victor Orta), so they will be back for Gakpo in January but it’s going to be another race.”
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If there’s a player who Leeds are obsessed with, we’re happy it’s Gakpo.
We’re gutted that we failed to sign the Netherlands international on deadline day with national team manager Loius van Gaal telling the forward to stay put in Eindhoven to make his World Cup squad.
But once the World Cup is over, the deal to sign Gakpo could be back on.
However, if he continues to shine in the Eredivisie, does well in the Europa League and wows at the World Cup, there’s no doubt that some of the best clubs in the world will want him.
Marsch, Orta and Radrizzani are barking up the right tree here and it’s annoying because it seems like there was nothing they could do to stop the deal breaking down on deadline day.
They could, however, have made a move for Gakpo earlier in the summer – especially after PSV were knocked out of the Champions League qualification rounds by Rangers.
Gakpo’s on fire in Holland.
He’s be an outstanding signing in January but if we’re at the wrong end of the Premier League table, there’s no way he’ll want to join us.
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