According to recent reports, PSV Eindhoven forward Cody Gakpo has garnered interest from multiple clubs across Europe, including the English Premier League.
Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Bayern Munich are trying to lure the Netherlands international to their respective clubs in the upcoming summer transfer window; the battle for his will intensify as we approach the summer.
The report reads:
"As transfer insider Ekrem Konur reports, FC Bayern is still dealing with Cody Gakpo from PSV Eindhoven. Accordingly, Bayern are pushing for a transfer of the 22-year-old winger for the coming summer transfer. FCB was already associated with the shooting star last summer. Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City are also interested in the Dutchman.(Via: FCBInside)"
Arsenal were also linked heavily with the 23-year-old in the January transfer window with a deal not materializing before the end of the window. However, they might enter the fray again when the transfer window opens.
According to transfer journalist Ekrem Konur, PSV Eindhoven has set a price of £30million for Cody Gakpo.
Cody Gakpo’s 2021/22 season by numbers:
Gakpo is in the form of his life. He not only has 30 G/A across all competitions but also helped his side win the KNVB Cup. After falling behind early in the KNVB Cup final against Ajax, Gakpo facilitated a masterful comeback, scoring in the 50th minute which eventually turned out to be a winning goal.
Matches Played: 34 (across Eredivisie, Europa League, Conference League)
- Goals: 17
- Assists: 13
- Pass Completion Rate: 72.6%
- Dribbles per 90: 3.64
- Carries to the final third per 90: 3.03
(Stats via fbref.com)
Is Cody Gakpo interested in a PL move?
Cody Gakpo has remained a one-club player in the Netherlands ever since the start of his career. Rising through the ranks of the youth academy, Gakpo broke into the senior team in 2018/19. In the same season, he made his UEFA Champions League debut as well. The player is looking for a new challenge in Europe.
In one of his recent interviews, the player expressed his interest in a Premier League move, not shying away from mentioning his liking of Arsenal. He also mentioned who his role model was while growing up.
"Everybody wants to play one time in the Prem, I don’t favour one team but I like Arsenal a lot. I looked up to [Thierry] Henry when I was younger because he was a tall guy who played on the wing.(Via: Goal)"
With a move collapsing in the winter, Cody Gakpo will probably push for a move this summer. With the World Cup coming up, deals might be delayed or pushed forward.