Dutch forward Cody Gakpo is set to remain at PSV Eindhoven amid transfer interest from multiple Premier League clubs over the summer, as per reliable journalist David Ornstein.
PSV Decide to Keep Cody Gakpo
🚨 PSV Eindhoven do not intend to sell Cody Gakpo. Disappointment for Southampton & Leeds United – #LUFC had director of football Victor Orta in Netherlands to secure deal but #PSV set to keep 23yo winger. W/ @PhilHay_ @TheAthleticUK #SaintsFC #DeadlineDay https://t.co/6hbWdFF3Nu
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) September 1, 2022
Interest in Cody Gakpo
The Dutch forward scored 21 goals in all competitions for PSV last season and as a result of these impressive figures. Gakpo has garnered a lot of interest from the Premier League over the summer transfer window.
Manchester United looked set to swoop in for the forward whom new manager Erik ten Hag holds in very high regard from his days in Holland. The Red Devils eventually completed the signing of main target Antony from Ajax. This meant that any further business for Gakpo was now unlikely.
Since United pull out from the transfer, several Premier League clubs have explored the possibility of a deal for the electric left winger. The most prominent and advanced deals being that of Southampton and Leeds United.
Southampton were also reported to have agreed a deal with PSV for the player but after wide consultations with the player’s camp. The Eredivisie club has decided to keep the player.
Cody Gakpo will stay at PSV. 🚨⚪️ #DeadlineDay
Leeds agreed with player and offered more than Southampton but PSV rejected — and Van Gaal suggested player to stay until World Cup.
Been told Leeds are determined to try again in January. pic.twitter.com/Lm9YlbVAJv
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 1, 2022
Disappointment for Leeds United and Southampton
The Premier League pair were in a definite race to sign the Dutch forward before transfer deadline, but PSV have decided to keep their academy graduate beyond the summer and remain hopeful that he will sign a new contract. The current Eredivisie leaders are aware that Cody Gakpo would be important in the ambition to win the league this season.
Leeds United are in for a new winger in case Daniel James get his proposed move to Tottenham Hotspur. With the deal for Gakpo now looking bleak, the Whites may decide to keep the explosive winger with the team.