'Man Utd are a serious option' - PSV star Gakpo insists Antony deal has no 'influence' on potential Old Trafford transfer

  • Gakpo confirms Man Utd's interest
  • He scored in PSV's win over Excelsior
  • Did not rule out a move to Old Trafford

WHAT HAPPENED? Gakpo has suggested that Antony's imminent transfer to Old Trafford will have no impact on his own future as he also continues to be linked with the Red Devils. The 23-year-old has indicated he is open to the switch but also insists they are not the only club interested in his services.

WHAT THEY SAID: Speaking to ESPN after PSV's 6-1 win over Excelsior on Sunday, Gakpo said: “Manchester United is one of the interested clubs, but there are other options.

“United is a serious option, though. I can hear it all. I’m trying to get rid of it, but that’s difficult.”

On Antony's imminent transfer to United, he added: "Nice for him. But for me and my future, I think that has no influence. It’s like a puzzle so in the next few days I will see which puzzle fits best — for me, it’d be certainly not bad to stay at PSV. We’ll see."

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Unlike Antony, who was omitted from Ajax's matchday squad over the weekend, Gakpo featured in Ruud van Nistelrooy's starting lineup for PSV and even scored a goal.


Cody Gakpo PSVGetty Images

Erik ten Hag Manchester UnitedGetty ImagesAntony AjaxGetty Images

WHAT NEXT FOR GAKPO? Gakpo is due back in action for PSV at home to Volendam on August 31 and it remains to be seen whether United boss Erik ten Hag will try to bring him in before the transfer deadline a day later.