Liverpool secure transfer of Netherlands international forward from PSV

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Liverpool have secured the signing of Netherlands forward Cody Gakpo from PSV Eindhoven.

The Reds will pay between £35m and £45m for the 23-year-old, who scored three goals in five appearances at the World Cup in Qatar.

Gakpo, who underwent his medical on Merseyside on Wednesday afternoon, is understood to have agreed a deal until 2028, with his transfer subject to a work a permit.

He will officially become a Liverpool player on New Year’s Day when the transfer window opens and could be in line to make his debut against Brentford on January 2 on Monday Night Football, live on Sky Sports.

Liverpool had not planned to sign a forward in January, but injuries to Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz coupled with interest from rivals prompted the club to accelerate their interest.

Manchester United were interested in Gakpo in the summer, when they instead signed Antony from Ajax, but reports suggested they were considering a move for the Netherlands international in the upcoming January transfer window.

Jurgen Klopp, who has long been an admirer of the forward, views Gakpo as a multi-functional attacking player who is more than capable of filling any of the roles across the front three.