Cody Gakpo is not just wanted in the Premier League, warns PSV boss Ruud van Nistelrooy

    PSV v FC Utrecht - Dutch Eredivisie
    Cody Gakpo is attracting a lot of attention for his performances in the Eredivisie (Picture: Getty Images)

    PSV Eindhoven manager Ruud van Nistelrooy says that the string of Premier League clubs interested in Cody Gakpo are not alone, with other European giants tracking the in-form winger.

    The 23-year-old has made a stunning start to the season, scoring nine goals in 10 Eredivisie games so far and another three in three games in the Europa League.

    This comes after he was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United over the summer, which didn’t come off, neither did a switch to Southampton or Leeds after interest from both.

    The likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City have all been linked with the young PSV captain as well, but Van Nistelrooy confirms that other powerhouses are interested too, which could see a huge transfer tussle in the summer.

    ‘It’s not only Premier League clubs after him,’ Van Nistelrooy told a press conference of Gakpo. ‘Of course, with the quality he is showing the form he is having over the last three or four months; it’s been exceptional.

    ‘His stats, his assists and goals that he’s been involved in, of course draw the attention of the best clubs in European football.

    ‘The good thing about him, his age, he is only 23 years old, he is fully focusing on his career, becoming a better player, captaining PSV, giving the club the best he can.

    PSV v AS Monaco - UEFA Champions League
    Ruud van Nistelrooy does not want to lose his star player, but it is inevitable at some stage (Picture: Getty Images)

    ‘He is focusing on having a great World Cup, where he is also playing games for the [Netherlands] national team under [Louis] van Gaal.

    ‘For him, he is in a fantastic moment and he wants to continue that. When the time comes he will make decisions.’

    Gakpo has a great stage to show off his skills to his Premier League suitors on Thursday night when PSV travel to London to take on Arsenal in the Europa League.

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