In a ideal world hell yeah
Would you class Gakpo as a priority signing? Hell I wouldn’t if I wore the shirt. Give me two midfielders any day unless you’ve got buckets loads to spend.
I’ve still not made my mind up with Darwin.
Diaz, Jota & Salah absolutely.
I think it's a good signing and is a priority for us ATM. We need someone to add depth to the squad in the front 3 positions due to injuries. I'd rather have Gakpo than another short term loan. If everyone is fit we have a big squad, possibly to big to keep everyone happy, but-
1-We appear to be incapable of keeping everyone fit.
2-In the summer we will lose older players from the squad, probably 2, 3 or all of Keita, Ox, Bobby and Milner. Next season we will have a young and deep squad.
We probably need top 4 this season if we are going to get Bellingham or another midfielder of similar quality in the summer. Gakpo makes top 4 more likely IMO. I don't necessarily expect him to have the impact of Diaz last year but he will probably add some quality. If we can get Bellingham in the summer we will have a very good squad. I'd be very surprised if he came in the Jan window, I think BVB definitely will not sell and trying to push them to much may sour the relationships.
Maybe with Bajcetic coming through we only need 1 top quality midfielder and the club thinks there is money to spend on Gakpo?
I'm a bit concerned that we will be weak in midfield for the rest of the season but IF Ox, Keita and other players can stay fit we should be ok.