PSV Eindhoven striker Cody Gakpo has addressed speculation about his future in the Eredivisie amid interest from Premier League rivals Arsenal and Manchester United.
Cody Gakpo admits he is ‘likely’ to snub interest from Arsenal and Manchester United
Arsenal and Manchester United are likely to miss Cody Gakpo’s transfer given their interest in the Dutchman this summer if PSV Eindhoven qualify for the Champions League after beating Ligue 1 club AS Monaco in the third game by 4 on aggregate: 3 defeated. round qualification.
PSV will now visit Rangers at the Ibrox on 16 August before a two-legged tie for a group stage spot at the Philips Stadion on 24 August. And Gakpo admits, via Sky Sportsthat he is likely to stay at Eindhoven for at least another season when it comes to top-flight UEFA action.
Gakpo has faced heavy interest from Premier League squads this summer and Manchester United are now moving to Arsenal. The mirror Report Erik ten Hag has shortlisted the 23-year-old. While ESPN The seven-cap star wants to move to Old Trafford.
Arsenal and Leeds United were already in the mix for the Eindhovener, according to the Mirror. Both clubs were also aware that PSV value their academy product at £40m but neither have made an offer. Nottingham Forest have with me though foot Mercato citing an offer last week.
Cody Gakpo invites to talks about the future of Philips Stadium with PSV Eindhoven
Gakpo has now invited the PSV Eindhoven management team to start talks about his future at the Philips Stadium. He also insists the striker has never expressed a desire to leave his boyhood club, despite interest from Arsenal and Manchester United this year.
“We have to focus on that first and try to make it to the Champions League. Then I’m more likely to stay,” Gakpo said said. “I don’t think I said anywhere that I was leaving.
“So there’s definitely a chance I’ll stay. I’m open to a cup of coffee with management – or coffee for them and water for me. We’ll see how it goes.”
Arsenal, Leeds, Manchester United and newly promoted Nottingham Forest are all interested in signing Gakpo after his stunning season at PSV last season. The Dutch dynamo scored 21 goals in all competitions in 2021/22 and prepared a further 15 out of 46 appearances.
And Gakpo has already started the 2022/23 season, recording three goals and two assists in four appearances. He scored his first goal of the season and both assists during the Johan Cruyff Shield as PSV beat Ajax 5-3 in Amsterdam.
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https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/08/11/more-likely-40m-star-invites-talks-on-future-amid-arsenal-man-utd-links/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=more-likely-40m-star-invites-talks-on-future-amid-arsenal-man-utd-links The £40m star opens up talks about Arsenal and Man Utd future