Cody Gakpo has been on of the stars of the World Cup this year and had been linked to Man United and Real Madrid earlier this year. Virgil van Dijk was asked about their interest in his compatriot and he replied:
“Are Manchester United and Real Madrid the same level at this moment? No disrespect, not at all.
“I think he definitely has a next step in him. I definitely feel like it could happen.
“Whether it happens in the winter or next year, time will tell. But he’s a great boy. (He) works hard, is very talented and there’s definitely more in him. We are very pleased he’s doing so well and long may it continue.”