Cody Gakpo sends transfer message to Manchester United

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Netherlands World Cup star Cody Gakpo has suggested he is in no rush to leave PSV despite being linked with a move to Manchester United.

Gakpo scored more than 20 goals for Dutch club PSV last season and has continued his superb form this term, netting 13 times before the mid-season break for the World Cup.

He has already scored two goals in two games at the World Cup for Netherlands.

“I understand the mindset of those players [who dream of joining a major European club]. I also have my sporting goals myself and I will make a choice from there,” he told Algemeen Dagblad when asked about speculation surrounding his future.

“But it is certainly not the case that when I train here with players who play at big clubs abroad, I constantly think, ‘oh dear, now I also have to go abroad quickly.’

“The idea that ‘they have all gone abroad, now I will too’ is not there. But I do see players who have become even better and stronger abroad.

“I played with Dumfries and Bergwijn at PSV and those guys have already experienced it. They share their experiences just like Memphis. The level abroad is even higher, you hear that all the time.”