Yep. I'd only want Gakpo if the plan is to sign a first choice #9 in the summer.
At which point the question becomes whether we want Gakpo beyond that? We're already well stocked in players whose nominal best position is LW, so you'd think we'd either need to develop him in other roles or have little faith in someone like Sancho developing in that position. Otherwise we're further emphasising an imbalance in the squad.
In the Summer, I would like to go for someone like Sesko, who I think will offer a lot of what ETH is looking for in a striker: target man, good hold up play, link man, technical ability, pressing, goals. Someone like Osimhen excels in some areas, but looks to have a suspect first touch. Most other options look quite limited. Then Gakpo could either play off Sesko in a front 2, where I think he would do really well, but that only works if the two midfield players can cope against three opponents. Gakpo could be developed as an Henry type striker to alternate with Sesko, and we can tactically switch between them depending on form, opponent, etc., and throw on the other one when chasing a game.
Would love Mbappe to come in as that second striker, but only really possible if we get bought out... Moukoko is free and looks like a real player, but I think we will have to limit strikers to Sesko plus one of Mbappe, Gakpo or Moukoko. We would then have these two, plus Martial and McNeil to choose from.
On the LW, we already have Sancho, Rashford and Garnacho, who I think looks like the real deal. He reminds me a lot of when Ronaldo first started at United, but without the step-overs and with a better end product. Some have suggested that Sancho may be better suited to a number 10 role, and I do think he is a talented player that is just lacking confidence at the moment.
On the right wing we have Antony. I don't rate Amad or Elanga, and am interested to see how Pellistri does at the WC. Greenwood doesn't have his trial for another year, and he will have not played for two years at that point. Therefore I can't see him ever being a first team player for us again. Sancho seemed to do a reasonable job there on the right last season, and if it is just for cover, I can live with it for the time being.