I thought you were going to Manchester United.Rising Star’s Gakpo moves to Liverpool in a surprise move
The final destination of Cody Gakpo (23), a striker of Eindhoven (the Netherlands), who rose to “stardom” after his active performance in the Qatar World Cup, has been decided. Initially, it was reported that he had signed a personal agreement with Manchester United (England), but it was confirmed that he would wear a Liverpool (England) uniform, breaking everyone’s expectations.
Eindhoven said on the club’s official website on the 27th (Korea Standard Time), “We agreed with Liverpool on the transfer of each gun. He will immediately leave for England to complete the transfer and take the necessary steps,” he announced.
Details such as transfer fees were decided to be closed to the public, but it was expected to be at least 40 million euros to 50 million euros in the local area. Each gun’s weekly salary is expected to start at 100,000 euros.
Liverpool was interested in each gun, but there was no prospect of recruiting, so it is considered a “surprise” recruitment. In fact, until the end of last month, Manchester United, which had continued negotiations by signing personal agreements in principle, was the likely next destination. In particular, as coach Eric Ten Hagh (53, Netherlands) strongly wanted it as soon as he took the helm, it was a foregone conclusion.
However, in addition to his lower-than-expected performance this season, Liverpool needed a sense of strength immediately due to a series of injuries to strikers such as Diogo Jota (26) and Luis Diaz (25). In fact, it has succeeded in “hijacking.”
Each gun is not only a solid 189cm physical, but also an attacker with fast speed and accurate shooting ability. Linkage and dribble breakthrough are also outstanding. In Eindhoven this season, he scored 13 goals and 17 assists in 24 games in all competitions, producing offensive points. In the midst of this performance, he was called by coach Luis van Gaal (71, Netherlands) and won a “ticket to Qatar.”
The burden will be considerable as it is his first World Cup appearance, but each gun has performed so brilliantly that it surprises the world. He took the lead in bringing in points by scoring goals in three consecutive group matches (Senégall, Ecuador, and Qatar). He also started in the round of 16 against the U.S. and in the quarterfinals against Argentina.