Gakpo has spent his entire career on the books of his hometown club, PSV.
The Eindhoven-native has featured on 134 occasions for PSV’s senior side. In these games, he has scored 42 and assisted 33.
Gakpo had a particularly fruitful 2021/22 season, which saw him notch 21 goals and 15 assists in 46 outings across all competitions – a fantastic return for a winger.
Gakpo, who made his senior Netherlands debut in June of 2021, is a natural left-winger. However, he is pretty versatile and is also more than capable of lining out through the middle, too.
Such fine form and versatility has attracted interest from a number of clubs this summer.
Among these have been Arsenal and Leeds United. Now, Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on the situation, suggesting that the situation at the Emirates regarding Gakpo is quiet.
However, should Arsenal indeed want to bring him in this summer, they would have to pay around €40m to PSV:
“At the moment, despite some speculation involving Arsenal, the situation is quiet around Cody Gakpo,” Romano claimed.
“He has always been on the list for Leeds United, but not in the first position, just after Luis Sinisterra, who was a priority of the club.
“PSV Eindhoven are hoping to keep him and his price tag has always been around €40-45m. He may be a name to monitor in the coming weeks as a big opportunity for many clubs, but PSV manager Ruud van Nistelrooy hopes to keep him at the club.”
Should Gakpo join Arsenal, he would likely be deployed from the right on a more regular basis as Arsenal already have Gabriel Martinelli, Emile Smith Rowe and potentially Gabriel Jesus for options on the left flank.