Man United weighing up move for Cody Gakpo?


Manchester United have reportedly “explored” the possibility of signing PSV Eindhoven attacker Cody Gakpo in the January transfer window.

Man United’s Cristiano Ronaldo is facing an uncertain future at Old Trafford. The Red Devils are allegedly exploring the possibility of sacking the Portugal international.

Whether the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is sacked or sold by United, head coach Erik Ten Hag will be keen to bring in a replacement during the midway point of the campaign.

Eindhoven attacker Cody Gakpo was strongly linked with a potential switch to Old Trafford last summer.

The 23-year-old has made an electric start to the 2022-23 campaign, contributing 13 goals and 17 assists in 24 appearances for the Dutch outfit across all competitions, including 21 goals in just 14 Eredivisie matches.

The 20-time English champions opted against recruiting the Dutchman towards the end of the summer window and instead splashed around £85m on Antony

Man United plot January move for Memphis Depay


Manchester United have reportedly made an approach to re-sign Barcelona winger Memphis Depay during the January transfer window.

The Red Devils had allegedly been planning to move for a new central-forward next summer, but they are said to be open to making a move during the mid-season transfer window.

Memphis could be available for £4m at the beginning of 2023, as his contract with the Catalan giants is due to expire at the end of June.

According to Sport, Man United are now accelerating their attempts to sign the Dutchman, with manager Erik Ten Hag viewing him as the perfect mid-season addition.

The report adds that the 28-year-old will not make a decision until following the conclusion of the World Cup, but he is allegedly interested in a return to the Premier League.

Memphis previously represented Man United between 2015 and 2017, and made 53 appearances for the club.

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Ian Plenderleith (1965-) is a soccer writer and journalist who has been covering the game in the US, Germany, Switzerland and his native UK for the past 25 years. His books include a collection of soccer fiction aimed at an adult audience, ‘For Whom The Ball Rolls’ (Orion, 2001), and ‘Rock n Roll Soccer: The Short Life and Fast Times of the North American Soccer League’ (Thomas Dunne Books, 2015), a historical analysis of the role of the NASL in US soccer history. He has contributed columns, commentaries, player profiles, match reports, historical features and satirical news to numerous newspapers, magazines and websites, including The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, When Saturday Comes, and Soccer America. After 16 years in Washington DC as a coach, referee, writer and slowly retiring player, he now lives and works in Frankfurt, Germany.

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