Sport Witness has cited a report from France that Newcastle are interested in PSV Eindhoven forward Cody Gakpo.
The report mainly details Lyon’s pursuit of Villareal forward Karl Toko Ekambi, who was also linked with Newcastle. However, Lyon recently had a bid of £10.8m for Toko Ekambi rejected, but the La Liga club value their striker at closer to £20m.
Lyon could turn their attention to the Cody Gakpo as a more frugal target. However, Newcastle are said to also be tracking the 20-year-old.
Cody Gakpo– exciting young forward
Gakpo has been mainly played on the left wing this season for PSV with another Newcastle target, Donyell Malen, the number one striker. He can, however, player as a center-forward as well. In the league, he has 4 goals and 6 assists in his 18 appearances, only 7 of which were starts.
The Dutchman came through the PSV Academy and just signed an extension this past September until 2023. He’s a current Netherlands U21 international making five appearance with 2 goals.
Newcastle were linked with his prolific teammate Donyell Malen this summer. Malen is a former Ajax and Arsenal product whose performances this year has likely priced himself out of a move to Newcastle with some big clubs now vying for the 20-year-old, who has 17 goals this season.
It doesn’t look like Newcastle have identified Cody Gakpo as a target this month, but as one we have been watching for a possible move in the future.