Leeds United could make move to sign PSV star Cody Gakpo before Saturday clash v Wolves
Leeds United are “very attentive to the situation of Cody Gakpo” at PSV and could launch a move to sign the Netherlands forward this week, according to Foot Mercato.
The French news outlet reported on 2 August that Gakpo, 23, is under consideration by the Whites as they continue to find a replacement for Raphinha.
It is understood that Gakpo is valued at £25million by PSV, who beat Ajax 5-3 on Saturday (30 July) in the Johan Cruyff Shield with the Leeds target scoring one goal and assisting two.
Foot Mercato adds that Leeds could make a move for Gakpo before they kick off their Premier League campaign this Saturday (6 August) when they take on Wolves at Molineux.
Leeds do not need Gakpo now.
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Luis Sinisterra has already arrived at Elland Road from Feyenoord and he’s a left-sided winger.
Gakpo is also a left-winger with the Dutch international playing most of his games in that positions last season for PSV.
Last term, Gakpo played 46 times in all competitions, scored 21 goals and supplied 15 assists with almost all of them outings seeing him on the left.
Leeds already have Jack Harrison, Daniel James and Sinisterra – so why would they need Gakpo too?
While he’s a great player based on his numbers in the Netherlands, he wouldn’t be a great signing because it would be £25million spent on a player we don’t need.
If Leeds really want to replace Raphinha properly they need to find a right-winger who’s great with his left foot.
Jesse Marsch might not want to play with an inside-forward like that so maybe we don’t need to replace Raphinh at all and go in another direction instead?
In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has reacted to Leeds lining up a “shock” new signing.