The Lowdown: Man in demand…
The 22-year-old has been making waves in Europe whilst enjoying a brilliant 2021/2022 season with PSV in the Eredivisie – attracting real interest from English clubs.
Gakpo, able to play in a variety of roles across the forward line, has racked up an impressive 8 goals and 13 assists in the Dutch top flight alone – leaving little wonder why top clubs are monitoring his situation.
Sharing an update on Jurgen Klopp and FSG’s alleged desire to sign the attacker, Timmer has made a big out-of-window claim.
The Latest: Timmer makes big Gakpo claim…
“It is now a certainty that Cody Gakpo will leave PSV”, Timmer explains.
“The Eindhoven resident has already spoken to clubs such as Liverpool and Manchester City, while Bayern Munich is also interested.
“An intermediate step on his way to the absolute European top therefore seems to be his preference. At the moment, Arsenal are in pole position, but nothing is definitive.
“The London club will have to pay a record amount for Gakpo. PSV is aiming for at least forty million euros (£34m).”
The Verdict: Get it done?
While top flight rivals Arsenal currently hold the upper hand, Liverpool’s hijack swoop for Luis Diaz at the expense of Tottenham has taught us that Klopp’s side are still well in contention for Gakpo’s signature.
For around £34m, the Netherlands international ace could be a real steal going by his goals/assists this season and he arguably stands out as one of European football’s most eye-catching starlets.
Called an ‘exciting’ player by former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson, the ex-shot stopper turned pundit believes Gakpo would be a ‘real hit’ across the channel and ‘especially’ at Anfield – having watched him closely for PSV (Football Insider).
Robinson’s view on Gakpo could back just how shrewd a potential signing he could be for Klopp, not to mention the fact he has averaged more successful take-ons per 90 (3) than any Liverpool star this season (WhoScored).
In other news: Journalist says ‘perfect’ and ‘unplayable’ Klopp target will be a Liverpool player this summer! Find out more here.
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