Arsenal have shown the ‘most concrete’ interest in PSV Eindhoven star Cody Gakpo and would be a good fit for him should he make the move.
That’s according to analyst Aad de Mos, who has, however, warned the youngster that a move this summer might not be in his best interest.
Gakpo has been in fine form for the Dutch side this season, with 18 goals and 15 assists in all 43 games in all competitions.
That’s led to increased interest in his services, with Liverpool and Manchester City said to have held talks earlier this year before Arsenal were also brought into the picture.
PSV Fans report they have shown the ‘most concrete’ interest up to this point, but Liverpool and Manchester City have also been named as candidates as well.
Whether Gakpo joins any of those clubs remains to be seen, but for De Mos, the smarter move might be to stay where he is.
“If I was his agent, I would extend the contract at PSV,” PSV Fans report him saying.
“He is injury prone, has to prove himself immediately. I think it is too dangerous if he would go now. If he ends up on the bench, he might miss the World Cup. I think he should stay another year.
“It’s up to his management and Gakpo himself whether they can resist a big contract. Maybe they will give him guarantees, but in reality, that is never the case. If you don’t perform, they can’t draft you. There is huge competition.
“He still needs to become consistent and get that stability. I think one thing is very important: that he comes in an attacking team. Arsenal is a good one for that. Bayern Munich too, for sure.”