Cody Gakpo, who is currently performing spectacularly with PSV Eindhoven, has been linked with a major European club regarding the transfer market.
After being rumored to be on Liverpool’s radar, now the 22-year-old winger from the Netherlands is also interested in Arsenal.
Arsenal want new players especially up front to increase their chances of competing more tightly for the Premier League and Gakpo is seen as the solution.
This season, Arsenal’s attacking lineup has not been adequate after the departure of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Luckily, at the same time, Martin Odegaard and Bukayo Saka were able to show off their teeth.
Indeed, there are still Alexandre Lacazete and Eddie Nketiah but both of them may not be at the Emirates Stadium again in 2022/2023 due to the expiration of their contracts.
Nicolas Pepe, who arrived in 2019, has not yet found his best form. This season the left-handed winger has only been used by manager Mikel Arteta as a cover despite his price tag of £72 million.
Therefore, the figure of Gakpo is needed by Arsenal. He is a complete package to cover the front line because apart from being fluent in playing on the left wing, the Togo-blooded young man can also play on the right and in the middle.
Gakpo’s stats with PSV are also very impressive. A total of 16 goals from 37 matches in all competitions so far.
However, Gakpo is also good at helping friends break into the opponent’s goal. For PSV, their own academy product is one of the main sources of their creativity.
13 assists to his name in the Dutch Eredivisie makes him the best number two player in this category and only lost to Dusan Tadic (15/Ajax Amsterdam).
According to a report from The Athletic, which is one of the most trusted media in England, PSV will not mind releasing Cody Gakpo in the transfer market.
As before, PSV is ready to negotiate with anyone including Arsenal and Liverpool as long as the money is offered according to demand.
It is predicted that Gakpo could already belong to the Gunners or the Reds with a dowry of around 35 million Pounds or 663 billion Rupiah.
PSV’s official price is already cheap if you consider the potential of the wonderkid, the owner of the four senior Dutch caps.
De Rood-witten also seems to be more open to slanted sales because in fact Gakpo’s contract was just extended in January this year.
Gakpo agreed to stay at Philips Stadion until June 2026 which should boost the young star’s market price even higher.
Arsenal did not object to PSV’s request given their owner, Stan Kroenke, intending to continue the jor-rod last summer.
Meanwhile, Liverpool actually only chased Gakpo after failing to get the services of Memphis Depay who happened to be his predecessor at PSV.
Wherever Cody Gakpo goes in the transfer market, Arsenal or Liverpool, it is almost certain that he will become one of the rising stars that attracts a lot of attention.
Getting to know Gakpo
Of the many players available, the name of PSV Eindhoven winger, Cody Gakpo, is one of the players Liverpool are hunting for this summer.
Cody Gakpo, who is only 22 years old, is stealing attention after performing well with PSV in various events that he participated in.
Cody Gakpo is a Dutch footballer who was born in Eindhoven on 7 May 1999 ago. Currently, he is playing for his homeland team, PSV Eindhoven.
Although born in the Netherlands, Gakpo is a hereditary player. His father is of Togolese and Ghanaian blood, while his mother is of Dutch origin.
His football career started early, at the age of 8 when he joined the PSV Eindhoven academy in 2007.