Summary: Aston Villa - Liverpool 3:1 (Sport1)
The January transfer window hasn't opened yet, but we already have our first huge deal: Cody Gakpo, the great winger of PSV Eindhoven and the Netherlands national team, has been sold to Liverpool, the Dutch club announced.
PSV did not publish the amount of the transfer, but according to the Dutch it is a transfer record for them in a deal that according to reports is estimated between 40 and 50 million euros.
A huge boost for Liverpool.
Gakpo codes (Photo: GettyImages, Laurence Griffiths)
Gakpo, who scored three goals in the World Cup with the Dutch national team, will sign a long-term contract in Liverpool and will strengthen its forward part that suffers from injuries to key players such as Luis Dias and Diogo Jota and said goodbye to Sadio Mane who moved to Bayern Munich in the summer.
Gakpo gave a great half season in the Netherlands and he leads PSV in both goals (9) and assists (12) with the leading brewer after him being Xavi Simmons with only 3.
The 23-year-old Gakpo grew up in PSV and scored 12 goals last season as well, but this season he exploded with a great half-season as mentioned and was also the best player in the World Cup for the Netherlands, who were eliminated in the quarter-finals of the World Cup by Argentina.