As Arsenal continue to be named as one of the main contenders for the signing of PSV striker Cody Gakpo this summer, a lot is being said on the future of the 22-year-old.

In the past few weeks, we’ve seen the player getting called the ‘Dutch Thierry Henry’, while the Gunners were labelled as one of the ‘top candidates’ to land him.

There are those, however, who believe Gakpo should stay in the Eredivisie for another year. This is the case of Voetbal International journalist Marco Timmer.

As quoted by Soccer News, the PSV correspondent claims it would be ‘wise’ for the player to stay at the Dutch club for longer, even if just for an extra year, especially for him to get into a better physical shape and show his full potential before making the leap.

“The footballer has missed too many matches in the past two seasons due to injuries. And although he is PSV’s best player, the captain was not always there in the big games. He was in the cup final against Ajax, but for example not against Leicester City twice.”

Recalling another striker who made that move to the Premier League at a slightly more advanced age, Timmer pointed out that former Manchester United star if Ruud van Nistelrooij, who will be PSV’s manager next season, could wait for his transfer, so can Gakpo.

“In Van Nistelrooij, Gakpo has the perfect example and an excellent experience expert. The student better listen to the master.”

Soccer News names Arsenal as one of those who expect to sign the striker this summer, along with the likes of Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.