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PSV sweating on Gakpo future as one of Arsenal, Man Utd, Liverpool could hinder European goals

Cody Gakpo, SC Cambuur v PSV April 2022

The PSV chief wants “clarity” over the future of star player Cody Gakpo, as one of Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool could spoil the club’s goals.

Gakpo had a true breakout season for PSV this campaign. The 23-year-old notched 21 goals and 14 assists in all competitions.

He was the joint 10th-highest Eredivisie goalscorer, with 12, and the second-highest assister, with 13, as PSV finished two points off first-placed Ajax.

Given his fantastic form throughout the season, he gained some admirers. Arsenal, Man Utd and Liverpool have all been linked with a transfer for the winger.

Those links have existed for a good portion of the season. With the summer transfer window fast approaching, those teams could be gearing up for a move.

As such, PSV appear to be sweating over Gakpo’s future. The star could move away from the club, and naturally they want to know where they stand.

Of course, chief John de Jong would like the star to remain at the club for the foreseeable future.

“Both players [Ibrahim Sangare and Gakpo] were willing to listen to our story. A longer stay can be achieved in many ways, but we go for it,” he told Eindhovens Dagblad.

“Both Cody and Ibrahim are crucial to us. We have already told them that in several talks, and now we have to wait and see what happens if interested clubs come forward.

“Of course, we want clarity at some point because we are facing a very important period and we want to reach the Champions League by all means.”

Gakpo could be lured to Premier League

Cody Gakpo, PSV v Utrecht December 2021

While PSV are clearly keen on keeping their star, he could be lured away from the club. Given his top form of late, it seems a move to a higher standard is the next step for him.

With multiple Premier League sides interested, that should not be all too difficult.

What’s more, the winger – who has made four appearances for the Netherlands – is likely to be keen on a place in the World Cup squad.

Moving to England and hitting the ground running there could do wonders for his chances at making the squad.

As such, the chances of him moving to the Premier League soon may well be quite high.

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