PSV winger Cody Gakpo has admitted that his future is open as he will ‘calmly’ assess his future this summer.
The winger is a transfer target of both Arsenal and Liverpool and is expected to move to one of the Premier League sides this summer.
According to a report in the Daily Mail, the Gunners have already held talks with the £40m Dutch international over a summer move.
But the 23-year-old has now revealed he will only consider a move that will not jeopardise his place in the Holland squad for the Qatar World Cup this winter, having made his debut for his country at Euro 2020.
Speaking to Dutch outlet De Telegraaf, Gakpo said; “Anything can happen this summer,”
“I will now calmly compare all the options and see what is best for me. Staying another year is also an option.
“It would be a shame if I went somewhere where I wouldn’t get a job at all and I could miss the World Cup. I’ll keep that in mind.”
Meanwhile, a recent study published by the CIES Football Observatory has revealed that Gakpo is in the top five highest-valued players outside of Europe’s ‘Big Five’ leagues with a £42m valuation.
In the past, Gakpo has declared his admiration for the Premier League, even hinting that he likes Arsenal.
“The Premier League is a big league,’ he told The Sun. ‘Virgil van Dijk plays there with Liverpool, so I like to watch them.
“We are not the same kind of league, but I think we try to look at the Prem and learn about it. Everybody wants to play one time in the Prem. I don’t favour one team but I like Arsenal a lot.
“I looked up to Henry when I was younger because he was a tall guy who played on the wing.”
Arsenal were strongly linked to the Holland international during the January transfer window following Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang’s departure and their need to strengthen in attack. But their advances were rebuffed as PSV – who finished second in this season’s Eredivisie – renewed the Dutch star’s contract until 2026 at the start of this year.
But this summer, Mikel Arteta’s side are expected to return for the Dutchman as the north London side will strengthen in attack this summer given that Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah are both set to depart on free transfers in the summer.
And earlier in the season, PSV’s club’s technical director, John de Jong, admitted Gakpo will eventually leave them.
He said: “Gakpo will of course not stay in Eindhoven forever. He will go to a top club in a top league in the future. Or will that happen next summer? That’s hard to say.”