Netherlands ahead Cody Gakpo. Picture: AFP
Dutch ahead Cody Gakpo mentioned in Qatar on Sunday he was flattered by switch rumours linking him with a transfer to Manchester United however is concentrated on the World Cup.
Gakpo has been the star for the Dutch to this point, scoring in every of their first two Group A video games.
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The 23-year-old PSV Eindhoven participant was allegedly courted by United’s Dutch supervisor Erik ten Hag within the shut season earlier than the Pink Devils determined to signal Brazilian Antony from Ajax as an alternative.
However press reviews have mentioned United will return in for Gakpo in January.
“My focus is now on the World Cup. It’s at all times good to listen to such rumours however I simply attempt to focus right here and do my finest,” he mentioned.
Gakpo has had a surprising begin to the season with PSV and is prime scorer with 9 objectives within the Dutch league. He has additionally supplied a league-high 12 assists.
He scored the Netherlands’ opening aim in its 2-0 win over Senegal after which gave it the lead in its 1-1 draw with Ecuador.
“I’m not shocked of what I’m able to, however (…) I believe I can enhance a variety of issues,” he added.
The Netherlands performs already-eliminated host Qatar on Tuesday, the place avoiding defeat would safe it a spot within the final 16.
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