Cody Gakpo Is The World Cup Breakout Star

Cody Gakpo

Netherland’s Winger Cody Gakpo has emerged as the breakout star of the 2022 World Cup. Cody Gakpo applies his trade currently at Dutch club PSV Eindhoven. At 23 years old, Cody Gakpo is just beginning to enter his prime, and this tournament has seen him take a massive step up to become the vital star to win Netherlands their group. Cody Gakpo is announcing himself on the worlds biggest stage and becoming a household name.

Netherlands Key Man

When many experts talked about Netherlands, most of them raved about the attacking options that they had with Memphis Depay and Steven Bergwijn, or they raved about the defensive back line that they have with the likes of Virgil Van Dijk and Matthijs De Ligt. However, the top guy for Netherlands has been Cody Gakpo, as he has proven to be the most effective attacker that they have, scoring three goals in three games, scoring in each contest.

His Club Form

For PSV Eindhoven, the fans, this is not surprising in the least. Cody Gakpo has scored nine goals in his 14 appearances for PSV in the league this season, Taking a massive step up from his 12 goals all of last season in the league. It is clear that Cody Gakpo is hitting a new stride, and this form is transcending itself to the World Cup. Currently, PSV are third in the Eredivisie, but just three points off of the top. If Cody Gakpo does not leave in January, he may be the key piece to give PSV another league trophy.

What’s Next

Of course, the tournament is not over for Netherlands, as they advanced to the round of 16. The longer that they are in the tournament, the more Gapo star will likely rise. However, whenever the other ones are out of the tournament, or they win the World Cup, Cody Gakpo will be one of the biggest transfer talks in all of world football. There have already been many reports that Manchester United, Arsenal, and Liverpool have inquired about his services to sign him in January or the summer transfer window.

If Gakpo has a desire to play for a top-tier Premier League side, he will likely have a move at least in the summer, and will be one of the brightest and most hyped young stars in English football. However, with the way that he is playing, it cannot be ruled out that he could go to a European giant in Germany, such as Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund, or go to a Spanish Giant in Real Madrid or FC Barcelona. Regardless, Gakpo will have just about every top club looking to sign him.

 


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