Liverpool have beaten Manchester United in the contest to sign winger Cody Gakpo after signing a deal with PSV, the Dutch side announced on Monday. The fee of the deal is around Euro 37 million and are close to finalizing his arrival in the January transfer window, according to the ESPN report. PSV did not reveal the value of the deal, but general manager Marcel Brands said it will be a “record transfer” for the club. “The 23-year-old attacker will immediately leave for England where he will undergo the necessary formalities to complete the transfer,” the club said in a statement.
Gakpo plays for Eredivisie club PSV Eindhoven and the Netherlands national team as a winger. He made his international debut at the 2020 Euros as a 79th-minute substitute for Frenkie De Jong in a group-stage match against North Macedonia. He became the first Dutch player after Martien Vreijsen in 1980 to make his debut in a European Championship. He scored three goals from three matches in the FIFA World Cup equalling France’s Kylian Mbappe and Ecuador’s Enner Valencia.
Cody Gakpo’s Age and family
Gakpo was born on May 7, 1999, in Eindhoven and raised in the district of Stratum. His father Johnny has Ghanaian ancestry and his mother Ank Gakpo is Dutch. Jhonny was a football player whereas Ank was a teacher at a
secondary school. He also has a brother named Sidney Gakpo.
According to sportsslumo.com, Gakpo has an estimated net worth of €10 million as of 2022. He has been a viral attacking force for PSV Eindhoven over the last four seasons and has signed a contract with the club till the summer of 2026.
Cody Gakpo is dating Dutch model Noa van der Bij. She works as a junior booker for Cachet Models. Noa van der Bij has one sibling. She has an older sister named Noortje. Noa van der Bij earned her bachelor’s degree in management from Avans University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands. The couple has been in a relationship since 2020.