PSV boss Ruud van Nistelrooy has not ruled out the possibility of Cody Gakbo leaving the club in the remaining days of this transfer window.
The Dutch player of the year ruling has been linked with moves to Manchester United and Arsenal in recent weeks, but no transfers have materialised.
There was a belief that Manchester United would move to Gakpo if they did not sign Anthony, but since the move has been confirmed, a Gakpo move appears unlikely.
However, there is interest from other clubs in the Premier League, such as Everton, Southampton and Newcastle, and a deal may be possible in the coming days.
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Ruud van Nistelrooy addressed the rumours: “There have been rumors of him since the start of the season about eight weeks ago, and we haven’t seen Cody.” [Gakpo] His behavior changed so far.
The coach was impressed by his player’s attitude, and praised the Dutchman: “He doesn’t get distracted, he focuses on the matches he has to play. For a young man like him, it’s great to see that attitude.”
Gakpo himself has spoken out about the rumours, discussing Anthony’s move to Manchester United, which may have had an impact on his time at Eindhoven.
“Anthony for Manchester United? Nice for him… But for me and my future, I think that doesn’t have any effect. It’s like a puzzle, so in the coming days I’ll see which puzzle suits me better – for me, it would definitely not be bad to stay in PSV.” We’ll see “.
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Gakpo’s future seemed to depend on whether PSV Eindhoven qualified for the Champions League group stages, and they missed out on last week.
They lost a playoff against Rangers, allowing the Scottish club to enter the group stage of Europe’s premier club competition, and this was a suggestion that PSV would now be open to a transfer.
If he does go, it will likely be to one of the Premier League clubs in the middle of the table, so the lure of Europa League football with PSV Eindhoven could convince him to stay.