COD RED MANCHESTER UNITED fans have been left fuming after it emerged that Liverpool had agreed a fee for the transfer of Cody Gakpo.
Gakpo had been tipped to join the Red Devils since a move initially fell through in the summer.
Cody Gakpo is on his way to Liverpool despite being extensively linked to Manchester United
Erik ten Hag pushed for a move in the summer
And progress towards a transfer in January was said to be advancing after United lost the services of Cristiano Ronaldo prior to the World Cup.
However, PSV have now confirmed that Liverpool agreed a fee to sign the Dutchman after submitting an official bid to PSV worth £37million.
They said in a statement: “PSV and Liverpool FC have reached an agreement on the upcoming transfer of Cody Gakpo.
“The 23-year-old attacker will immediately leave for England where he will undergo the necessary formalities to complete the transfer.
“Both clubs are not making any announcements about the transfer fee. ‘But this is a record transfer for PSV,’ said general manager Marcel Brands.
“The PSV management completed the transfer on Boxing Day and gave Gakpo permission to travel to England.”
The news has not gone down with the Man Utd faithful, who already have a less-than ideal relationship with the club’s hierarchy.
Taking to Twitter, one user wrote: “Missing out on Gakpo will be the biggest mistake, this board is a joke. Can’t wait for the day when this club is sold.”
A second user said: “United is a big joke if they should lose Gakpo,” while a third echoed this by saying: “Gakpo lol. Joke of a club.”
Another user felt sorry for United boss Erik ten Hag, who has extensively pushed for the club to sign Gakpo in January.
They said: “The fact Ten Hag really wanted Gakpo and the owners have f***ed him over again is a joke though.”
“How are United fumbling with Gakpo, our board is a joke 🤣,” said another.
Popular United fan Mark Goldbridge criticised the logic of the move, before reinforcing the point of Ten Hag wanting the move since the summer.
He wrote: “Gakpo to Liverpool for (£)37m defies Logic.
“Remember this is a player Ten Hag has wanted since the summer.”