Netherlands forward Cody Gakpo revealed that Leeds United attempted to sign him during the summer transfer window.
The 23-year-old has lit up the World Cup so far with the Dutch team, scoring 3 goals so far. Gakpo has been strongly linked to Manchester United, Leeds and Southampton during the summer. However, the dutchman revealed that Leeds were the only English club that actually made an attempt to sign him.
Speaking in an interview with Dutch outlet NRC, Gakpo said his mind was torn between Leeds and Man United:
“I did learn from that. I’m going to do things differently. What comes, that comes. Suppose you want to go from RKC to PSV, but that club doesn’t come. Then you can panic. I thought about Manchester United, but when that didn’t happen, I didn’t know anymore. And I started having doubts. Leeds United did come. Should I go there? Now I wait and see everything. I haven’t heard from Manchester United yet. If they come, I will think about it. In these decisions too, I seek God’s help. I ask Him what I can do best.”
Leeds have been following Gakpo for a while, but with the forward starting this season on fire, you feel that they will be outbid by a bigger club. The Dutchman has 9 goals and 12 assists with PSV in the Eredivisie this season.
Netherlands face Argentina in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Quarter Finals on Friday.