Newcastle United’s Premier League rivals agree ‘record’ transfer ahead of January window

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Newcastle United’s Premier League top four rivals are to set to bolster their ranks in January.

Liverpool have reached a record agreement with PSV Eindhoven to sign Netherlands World Cup star Cody Gakpo.

Gakpo will travel to Merseyside “immediately” to complete his move, which is reportedly worth an initial £37milion - a record sale for the Dutch side.

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“PSV and Liverpool FC have reached an agreement on the proposed transfer of Cody Gakpo,” PSV announced.

“The 23-year-old attacker will leave for England imminently where he will be subjected to the necessary formalities ahead of the completion of 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.

Netherlands World Cup star Cody Gakpo has agreed to join Liverpool. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)Netherlands World Cup star Cody Gakpo has agreed to join Liverpool. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Netherlands World Cup star Cody Gakpo has agreed to join Liverpool. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images) | Getty Images

“The PSV management completed the negotiations on Boxing Day and gave Gakpo permission to travel to England.”

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The forward was strongly linked with Manchester United and Leeds United in the summer, while Newcastle have also been admirers.

As it stands, Eddie Howe’s side are set to battle The Reds for a place in the Premier League top four, so the imminent arrival of Gakpo will bolster Jurgen Klopp’s ranks.

Gakpo starred for Holland at the Qatar World Cup - scoring three goals in five matches. He’s also scored nine times for PSV this season and provided an impressive 12 assists.

The Magpies next play Liverpool in February after the previous meeting ending in a 2-1 loss at Anfield - United’s only defeat of the 2022-23 campaign so far.

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