Everton could try to sign PSV star Cody Gakpo if they lose Anthony Gordon, reporter said Simon Phillips.
With Gordon being strongly linked with a move to Chelsea, Frank Lampard may need to consider a replacement and Phillips thinks Gakpo is a possibility.
What is the latest news about Gakpo?
According to the Daily Mail, Everton is interested in Gakpo, who has been linked with several Premier League clubs this summer.Read:Liverpool have ‘world-class’ weapon to down Arsenal and gets Reds’ season back on track | Football | Sport
Manchester United appeared to be in the driver’s seat for the £38m-rated broad man, but with the Red Devils pursuing a deal for Ajax top-flight Antony, David Ornstein has claimed there has been interest in Gakpo ever since.refrigerated‘.
That could open the door for Everton, who should already be adding firepower to their squad following Richarlison’s move to Tottenham, and may be in even greater need of attackers with doubts about Gordon’s future.
Chelsea have already seen a bid of around £40million to £45million turned down for the 21-year-old, but Sky Sports believe the Blues are willing to pay up to £60million for his services.
According to The Athletic, Gordon Lampard has said he wants to sign with Chelsea and play Champions League football, which could boost his chances of making England’s squad for the World Cup.Read:Middlesbrough player ratings as Marcus Forss’ industry inspires 3-0 win at Blackpool
If the youngster gets his wish, Everton will have to replace him, and Phillips thinks they can turn their attention to Gakpo.
What did Phillips say about Gakpo?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “There is interest in Cody Gakpo, that’s a name given to me where they can go to replace Gordon.”
Would Gakpo be a good asset to Everton?
Despite not being able to guide PSV to the group stage of the Champions League after their departure from the play-offs to Rangers, the Dutch international has proven to be at the highest level and would be a great asset to Everton.Read:Man United’s Cristiano Ronaldo WILL accept FA improper conduct after all
In 47 appearances last season, Gakpo scored 21 goals and provided 15 assists to help the Dutch giants win the KNVB Cup, finish second behind Ajax in the Eredivisie and reach the quarter-finals of the Europa Conference League.
Gakpo continued his impressive attacking prowess with seven goals in seven games this season, taking his PSV tally to 42 goals and 37 assists in 142 appearances.
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