Despite Antony’s brilliance, Dutch coach believes Cody Gakpo is more valuable to the team

Cody Gakpo
Cody Gakpo

The signing of Ajax winger Antony by Manchester United was announced, and his official introduction is about to happen

The Brazilian cost the team a large sum, which BBC Sport estimated to be £81.3 million.

A separate agreement for PSV Eindhoven player Cody Gakpo is less possible because of the significant sum of money invested on Antony.

Report from Sky Sports Gakpo expresses “disappointment” that United did not continue their earlier interest.

A deal for Cody Gakpo may have actually been preferable for Manchester United, according to former Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk, who most recently served as manager of the UAE national team.

Cody Gakpo
Cody Gakpo

According to him, according to a remark from De Telegraaf, “He [Antony] is not a scoring player and isn’t likely to score much there in England. But he can still make a difference since he always has a home action that he can use to help others. He makes a great impression with his acts and also shows great resolve.

Gakpo is a coach I’d like to have on my team. By nature, a lot of innovative players are also lazy. Gakpo is less impressive than Antony, hence Antony has a larger market value. He will, however, always be the perfect teammate. which is why.

Van Marwijk’s remarks are understandable given that Gakpo had a better season last year for PSV than Antony had for Ajax in terms of goals scored and assists.


The youthful forward, who is capable of playing in many places, would be a valuable asset to any team. He is young (just 23), has a lot of promise, and would be much less expensive than Antony.

According to The Independent, United would only pursue Gakpo as a transfer target if Cristiano Ronaldo left the team before to the transfer deadline. His situation is one worth monitoring over the final few days of the window because this is still a possibility.



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