Liverpool have signed Netherlands forward Cody Gakpo from PSV and all fingering are pointing at Van Dijk. According to reports the player who have been on Manchester United’s list for months now agreed terms with their rival Liverpool.
Vigil van Dijk Very Influential in Cody Gakpo’s Surprise Move to Liverpool
23-year-old Cody Gakpo had an impressive World Cup in Qatar, scoring three goals as he helped the Netherlands reach the quarter-finals.
The fee for the winger is expected to be between 40m-50m euros (£35.4m-£44.3m). PSV say Gakpo will travel to England to complete the deal, adding that it would be a record transfer for them.
Liverpool have made a move with forwards Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota facing lengthy spells on the sidelines. It is believed that it was Liverpool’s assistant skipper Vigil Van Dijk that convinced the striker to join Liverpool.
Virgil van Dijk, who is his international team-mate, spoke glowingly about the winger during the World Cup. He said: “Hopefully Cody can go to the moon and back.”
A statement from the Eredivisie side reads: “The PSV management completed the negotiations on Boxing Day and gave Gakpo permission to travel to England.”