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Van Persie sends message to Arsenal for Gakpo

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Robin van Persie is a fan of Arsenal target Cody Gakpo and the former Gunner has revealed why he admires his fellow Dutchman.

Gakpo has been in fine form in the last two seasons and nearly left PSV at the start of this campaign.

However, he remained at the club and continues to deliver top-notch performances under Ruud van Nistelrooy.

He was close to joining Leeds United in the summer, but he could now join a bigger club like the Gunners.

For Arsenal fans who do not know what the winger brings to a team, an impressed Van Persie has listed them.

“He is a good player,” Van Persie told BT Sport via Metro Football.

“He always finds a way in most games to have an influence, in terms of making an assist or a goal, he’s always dangerous.

“He is not really an out-and-out striker. He can play as a No.10, he can play on the wing, or as a false striker, he can play in those four positions in front. He has a good physique, he is strong, fast, he can dribble. He is an all-round player.”

The Dutch winger has however been making a name for himself in the Netherlands this season. The PSV forward is one of the most consistent players across Europe.
Arsenal and United are still said to be very interested in the player and could move for Gakpo next year. Leeds United and Southampton were both also interested in the player in the summer window.

New reports have stated that clubs like Leeds and Southampton could now be out of the race to sign the player. The race for Gakpo is now believed to be between some of Europes elite clubs.
With that being said a new report today has outlined the possible price tag that could be placed on Gakpo this January. De Telegraaf of the Netherlands report;
“PSV cannot reject bids of over €30 million for Cody Gakpo in January, as they need to make a big sale urgently to stop their season becoming a financial failure”


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