EXCLUSIVE: Liverpool Hijack transfer for Cody Gakpo as Dutch star set to join Reds on initial £37m deal

Dutch Eredivisie side PSV Eindhoven have confirmed they have struck a deal with English Premier League outfit Liverpool for the transfer of Netherlands winger Cody Gakpo.

The 23-year-old is set to arrive from PSV Eindhoven for an initial fee of £37 million, rising to £50 million with add-ons.

PSV director of football Marcel Brands announced the news on Monday evening, stating that it is “a record transfer for PSV.”

PSV wrote on Twitter: “PSV and LFC have reached an agreement on the proposed transfer of Cody Gakpo. The 23-year-old attacker will leave for England imminently where he will be subjected to the necessary formalities ahead of the completion of the transfer.”

Gakpo, who has 13 goals and 17 assists in 24 appearances for PSV this season, will arrive on Merseyside this week to complete his medical and sign for the Reds ahead of the January transfer window opening.

Gakpo had been heavily linked with a move to Man United, with their manager Erik ten Hag keen to sign his compatriot.

However, Liverpool have moved to usurp their rivals after long-term injuries to Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz – with Diaz unlikely to feature prominently again this season.

Gakpo was already linked with a move away from PSV before a standout World Cup with the Netherlands. In all, he has scored 55 goals and registered 50 assists in 159 games for PSV.

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