‘He’s the real deal’ – Chelsea urged to beat Manchester United to the signing of impressive World Cup star

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Former Chelsea defender Glen Johnson has urged Chelsea to beat Manchester United and Liverpool to the transfer of Cody Gakpo.

The PSV star has so far impressed at the 2022 Qatar World Cup, scoring three goals in group games for Netherlands.

The player’s stunning form has seen him linked with a move to Old Trafford, but Johnson has urged the Graham Potter and Chelsea to steal a march on both Manchester United and Liverpool, and sign the sensational Dutch forward.

“Cody Gakpo has really caught my eye at the World Cup,” Johnson told FairBettingSites.

“It’s not easy to score at this level, also the way he reads the game, the way he plays and moves, he looks the real deal.

“In terms of personnel, Chelsea need Gakpo more than Liverpool. Chelsea have always had fantastic wingers, but they never scored goals, if you don’t get in those positions to score goals there’s not much point in you being in the team.

“Gakpo looks like he could do it in the Premier League, he looks like he would burst onto the scene like Darwin Nunez and Luis Diaz has for Liverpool.”