Ryan Babel tells Cody Gakpo to join Arsenal over Manchester United
Posted by  badge Boss on Dec 09, 2022 - 06:46AM
Gakpo could be set for a huge January transfer (Picture: Getty)

Ryan Babel has warned Cody Gapko a move to may not be the right fit for him, encouraging him to join Arsenal instead.

United will reportedly open talks to sign the Netherlands international is the coming days with PSV Eindhoven demanding £50million for the forward’s services.

Erik ten Hag discussed a move to Old Trafford with the player in the summer with United eventually prioritising a move for , who arrived from .

But having scored 13 goals and provided 17 assists for his club and scored three at the in Qatar, United are desperate to secure his services with Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure heightening their need for reinforcements up front.

Arsenal were also credited with interest in the summer with Gabriel Jesus’ injury blow likely to force their hand in the transfer market, with the Brazil international set to be out for up to three months.

And former Liverpool star Babel suggests a move to the Emirates would be the ‘best project’ for his countryman.

‘Just looking from the outside, I personally don’t know if United’s would be the right team for Cody Gakpo,’ Babel told .

Gakpo has three goals in four World Cup appearances (Picture: Getty)

‘I think a team like Arsenal – or even Liverpool, but I think Arsenal would suit his playing style the best and would be the best project for him.

‘All young players, no real star standing out – a good young coach who has been a football player himself.

‘I think the environment at United at the moment is a little bit tense and just different and that could have an influence if he goes.

‘But again, this is me judging from the outside and based on what I know, from being in the Premier League.

‘Players have to make their own decision but Arsenal could be a great fit for him.’

Gakpo will have the opportunity to further enhance his reputation when Netherlands take on Argentina in their World Cup quarter-final showdown on Friday evening.


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