Cody Gakpo says Liverpool, Manchester United and Man City as his dream next clubs as he looks to ‘take the next step’ of his career.
The PSV ace, who is starring for the Netherlands at the World Cup, has been heavily linked with the Red Devils, Leeds and Southampton in the last transfer window, but the 23-year-old stayed in the Eredivisie after what he described as a ‘stressful’ summer.
Now, the 23-year-old has revealed he’s definitely ready to move on from the club he’s been at since 2007 at the end of this season.
Since breaking through into the PSV first-team back in 2018, Gakpo has won the Eredivisie title, the Dutch Cup and the Dutch Super Cup twice.
He is now the club’s captain and has been on fire this season with a stunning return of 13 goals and 17 assists in 23 games in all competition – but now he’s looking for a fresh challenge.
“I think at the end of this season I will be ready to take that step,” the left winger told Dutch outlet NOS prior to the World Cup beginning when he discovered he was in the Netherlands’ World Cup squad.
“I feel like I was already that way at the beginning of this season, but after this season I’m even more ready to take the next one. To take a step.”
When asked about his dream club to play for, Gakpo responded: “PSV was always my dream club. I don’t really have one for the rest.”
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However, when asked if he could name the other teams he’d love to play for, the Dutch star namedropped three Premier League sides.
“It would be an honour to play there, but I also have to see what kind of team I can best achieve my goals.”
Gakpo’s current contract with the Eredivisie leaders expires in 2026.
But given the winger’s comments, the interest he attracted last summer and the fact he is already off the mark in Qatar, it’s likely PSV’s top scorer will be playing elsewhere this time next year.
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