Another Dutch reporter has weighed in to confirm Arsenal’s interest in PSV’s Cody Gakpo, as the summer window edges closer.
Valentijn Driessen of De Telegraaf reports (via Sport Witness) that Arsenal are indeed interested in Cody Gakpo of PSV, after the winger’s latest goal in a cup-final win over Ajax.
Rik Elfrink previously wrote for Dutch outlet ED that Arsenal have a concrete interest in Gakpo this summer, and they want to push hard for the signing.
As things stand, the various parties involved are still deliberating, and Gakpo could end up going elsewhere. But Arsenal’s interest appears to be genuine.
Voetbal International report that Arsenal are now in pole position for Gakpo, adding that the player should cost more than PSV’s current transfer record of €40m.
This follows recent comments from David Ornstein of The Athletic on the 22-year-old.
David Ornstein reported that though Gakpo’s new contract doesn’t contain a release clause, Gakpo has an understanding that PSV will cooperate with suitable summer offers.
Ornstein added that this has led admirers such as Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and Liverpool to start holding serious conversations about a move for the player.
As things stand, none of them have made contact with PSV, but that’s expected to follow. PSV haven’t set an asking price, but again, there’s talk of offers over £35m.
Gakpo is having an outstanding season with PSV. He has 18 goals and 15 assists in 42 appearances in all competitions, and it’s clear Arsenal won’t be the only club expressing interest in him this summer.