Despite being linked to high-profile transfers to clubs like Manchester United, Arsenal, and Liverpool, Netherlands World Cup star Cody Gakpo has indicated he is not in a rush to leave PSV.
Gakpo scored more than 20 goals for Dutch club PSV last season, and he has continued his excellent form this campaign, scoring 13 goals before the World Cup midseason break.
The 23-year-old opened the scoring for the Netherlands against Senegal earlier this week and scored the opening goal against Ecuador in Group A with a magnificent left-footed strike.
Gakpo was asked about the rumors surrounding his future before the game and insisted he was not in a hurry to leave PSV, even though he acknowledged he had seen several of his international team members improve at bigger clubs in Europe.
Algemeen Dagblad was informed by him. He comprehends the perspective of athletes who aspire to play for a prestigious European club. He will choose based on his sporting objectives as well.
But it is undoubtedly untrue that he constantly worries that he needs to leave the country right away when he trains with players who represent major clubs abroad.
There is no indication that since they are all abroad, he will follow them. He does, however, observe players who have improved and grown more powerful abroad.
At PSV, he played with Dumfries and Bergwijn, two players who have already gone through it. Like Memphis, they share their experiences. You constantly hear that the standard is even higher abroad.
Gakpo revealed he spoke with new Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag last summer about a transfer to Old Trafford.
He stated in a previous interview that he was open to playing for United or their Premier League foes Manchester City and Liverpool.
Arsenal, who are currently in first place in the Premier League, has also been linked with a move for Gakpo as they look to bolster Mikel Arteta’s team at the Emirates.
Gakpo is thriving for both club and country, but Teddy Sheringham, a Manchester United legend, has advised his former club against signing the ‘flitty’ World Cup star.