Liverpool and Arsenal set to battle for the signing of £35m star compared to Eden Hazard
According to The Athletic, who claim that Gakpo is attracting major interest from several clubs around Europe.
The 22-year-old signed a new contract with PSV back in January but is still expected to leave the club at the end of the campaign.
The reports added that there is no release clause in Gakpo’s new contract, but as part of the negotiations, the Dutchman secured a gentlemen’s agreement that will see PSV co-operate with a transfer if a suitable offer arrives.
It’s stated that four clubs including Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Liverpool are all accelerating their interest in signing Gakpo this summer.
‘Serious conversations’ are being had by all four clubs in an internal sense, with talks set to be held directly with PSV.
The Dutch International does not have a formal asking price but PSV are expected to place a £35million price tag, which would be a considerable fee for Arsenal and Liverpool.
Adding a winger to Liverpool’s team Liverpool does not really make sense with the likes of Sadio Mane, Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota all at the wings.
Sure, Mane is out of contract in 2023 but the signing of Diaz means another left-sided winger surely isn’t a priority.
Gapko has racked up 16 goals and 15 assists in just 37 outings for PSV and will sure be a good addition to any team.
Field Insider posted a superb profile about Gakpo, likening him to Eden Hazard and Daniel James in terms of his playing style.
They did though note that Gakpo’s defensive work rate is lacking, something that may not entirely please Mikel Arteta or Jurgen Klopp, who demand a lot off the ball.
Gakpo is a tremendous talent for the future and could be seen in the Premier League very soon with PSV is unable to fend off suitors.