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'He is a lovely player': BBC pundit in awe of Arsenal and Manchester United target at the World Cup today
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'He is a lovely player': BBC pundit in awe of Arsenal and Manchester United target at the World Cup today

Cody Gakpo might not have got himself on the scoresheet as the Netherlands beat USA today but he more than showed his quality once more.

Amid interest from a host of Premier League clubs, Gakpo once again showed his class. He had hit three in three in the group stage. But today he made do with a supporting role as he helped the Dutch into the quarter-finals.

Of course, interest in Gakpo is high. Manchester United are known to be keen, while Arsenal are also monitoring his situation after seeing him impress against them this season for PSV. Liverpool are also thought to be watching Gakpo, albeit a move is unlikely as it stands right now.

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And watching on for the BBC today, former Premier League striker Dion Dublin admitted to being impressed by Gakpo, labelling him a ‘lovely’ player.

“Gakpo can just drop into that little midfield area and he has got the skill and the knowledge to make things happen from there, leaving Bergwijn and Depay up top. He is a lovely player to watch,” Dublin said on BBC comms.

Gakpo was a thorn in the side of the USA all game. Along with Memphis Depay, he looked like causing a problem for Tim Ream and co every time the Dutch went forward.

TBR’s View: Gakpo showing just why Arsenal and United are keen

No goal, but a performance of quality from Cody Gakpo here. Assured in possession, strong as an ox, and quick off the mark when needed as well. There is so much to like about the PSV ace.

It’s so obvious why Arsenal and United want him. He has pretty much everything in a modern day forward and Dublin’s comments here are bang on the money.

Whoever does sign Gakpo is in for a treat.

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