Cody Gakpo insists Antony’s move to Man Utd does not impact his future

PSV Eindhoven forward Cody Gakpo has insisted Antony’s impending move to Ajax will not impact his future, with the Dutchman claiming to have plenty of offers on the table.

The 23-year-old forward still has four years remaining on his contract but is expected to leave PSV this summer after falling to Rangers in the qualification rounds for this season’s Champions League.

Among his suitors are United, who have agreed a €100m fee to sign another Eredivisie star in the form of Antony, but United officials have also been keeping a close eye on Gakpo and have not ruled out moving for both.

After Sunday’s 6-1 win over Excelsior, in which Gakpo racked up a goal and two assists, the Dutchman congratulated Antony on his transfer and revealed he expects an answer on his future soon.

“Fun for [Antony]…but for me and my future, I think that has no influence,” Gakpo told ESPN.

“It’s like a puzzle so in the next few days I will see which puzzle fits best. For me, it’d certainly not be bad to stay at PSV. We’ll see.”

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Gakpo, who said he had ‘several options’, was then asked whether United are a genuine contender for his signature.

“That’s right,” the forward said. “I hear it all. I try to focus and not listen to it, but that is difficult.”

90min understands Arsenal, Leeds, Southampton and Nottingham Forest have all spoken with PSV about Gakpo at some point this summer, with the Dutch side stressing they did not want to offload the forward.

However, PSV’s European fate was always expected to play a major role in Gakpo’s future, and with the Dutch side failing to qualify, the interest in him has mounted.

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