Arsenal has been handed a boost after a report reveals they could get Cody Gakpo cheaper than the price quoted for them in the summer.
The Netherlands international was close to leaving PSV before the last transfer window closed and several clubs were linked with a move for him.
If he had agreed to leave, he could have been on the books of Leeds United or Manchester United, who also wanted to sign him.
However, he stayed put and that handed Arsenal another chance to get their man when the transfer window reopens.
A report on Telegraaf now claims the Netherlands side will accept an offer of around 30m euros in the January transfer window.
It claims PSV has financial problems and is urgently in need of a cash influx, which is expected to come from the sale of players.
Cody Gakpo is one of their most valuable stars and they are prepared to offload him for the right price.
The news comes shortly after Cody Gakpo himself admitted that he nearly made the move to United in the summer, something that he was disappointed about. “I was close to leaving PSV,” he said. “I spoke to Erik ten Hag a few times at Manchester United. In the end, the deal didn’t go through, and it was a shame.”
Whether Cody Gakpo moves to either Arsenal or United remains to be seen, but it’s certainly one to keep an eye on in the future.
Cody Gakpo registered 21 goals and 15 assists in 47 games across all competitions last season to really put himself on the map ahead of the summer, but his stock has only continued to rise after continuing his scintillating form into the current campaign.
In just 20 games so far this season, the 23-year-old Cody Gakpo already has 13 goals and 13 assists in all competitions. As a result, some of Europe’s top clubs have taken serious notice of the wideman and a queue is beginning to form outside PSV’s door ahead of January.
United are desperate for further attacking impetus already this season due to Anthony Martial’s recurring injuries, Jadon Sancho’s slow start and Cristano Ronaldo’s uncertain future at the club, while Marcus Rashford is also prone to inconsistency.