With Cody Gakpo’s impressive season at PSV, the striker has been linked to several clubs in the past months, including Arsenal.
The 22-year-old was even called the ‘Dutch Thierry Henry’ at one point, with the Gunners often included as one of the contenders for his signing this summer.
His future was now commented on Eindhovens Dagblad’s podcast Peesjevee, where journalist Rik Elfrink pointed out that Gakpo could even stay at PSV for another season.
“Gakpo should, logically, become one of the spearheads,” said Elfrink, quoted by Soccer News. “He’s spoken with the new coach, Van Nistelrooy.”
Gakpo, however, is one of the players who are fighting to have a place at the World Cup this year. That’s why playing in a place where he gets more attention could influence his quest for a spot in the Dutch squad.
“The question is also what this season will bring. If PSV does not become champion, does he only want to leave the club when he is in possession of the title? And the World Cup can also play an important role.”
Playing for PSV this season, Gakpo has 18 goals and 15 assists so far. Back in January, he renewed his contract with the club, and that was seen as a move for the Dutch side to make more money with a sale, rather than a sign he’s staying long term.
Soccer News, who bring the quotes, point out that Arsenal are the ‘top candidate’ to land him.