Barcelona are interested in signing Manchester United and Arsenal €30 million target in 2023, including Real Madrid.
Cody Gakpo, a left winger for PSV Eindhoven, has drawn significant interest throughout Europe. According to rumors, Barcelona is the newest team to join the bandwagon and Manchester United, Arsenal, and Bayern Munich are already keeping an eye on the 23-year-old.
The Catalan team is already working on shortlisting the players that can fit into Xavi’s vision starting from next season, as reported by Diario SPORT.
The main goal here is to find those whose contracts are up at the end of the current campaign. As a result, targets like Diogo Dalot, Jorginho, and even N’Golo Kante are at the top of the list right now.
Gakpo, given his performances this season, unquestionably meets the criterion, but the team isn’t ruling out the prospect of infusing money into individuals who represent a promising future.
In 22 games across all competitions, Gakpo has notched up an astounding 13 goals and 16 assists, teaming up with FC Barcelona veterans Luuk de Jong and Xavi Simons in the PSV frontline.
Due to this, he has drawn significant interest from the top European clubs, including Barcelona, Arsenal, Manchester United, and Bayern Munich.
The 23-year-old winger’s price will be the only obstacle to a deal. Despite the fact that Transfermarkt only valued him at €35 million, PSV will have a significant advantage due to supply and demand’s age-old law of supply and demand.
In essence, this means that his value will dramatically increase. Barcelona may as well give up on getting him because they cannot compete with United, Arsenal, and Munich’s financial might in light of the interest.
For the time being, signing someone like Gakpo is still a far-fetched idea. Even if Barcelona is looking to add a winger, Asensio of Madrid might be preferred because he is still an experienced player and, on top of that, his contract expires at the end of the current season, so there would be no transfer fee.