Ryan Babel, the former forward of Liverpool would love Cody Gakpo to be a part of his old club. However, he believes that Arsenal can be a better option. The striker of PSV Eindhoven has improved his burgeoning reputation at FIFA World Cup with two goals in two matches for the Holland side of Louis van Gaal.
Liverpool and Arsenal keep monitoring the 23-year-old player’s situation before the January transfer window with the Gunner looking to add some firepower to their team. During the summer window, Mikel Arteta has been unable to sign another forward after moves for Raphinha and Pedro Neto collapsed and is interested in bolstering a team that has mounted a Premier League title challenge.
According to Babel, Gakpo has to consider different factors when he decides on his next club. However, feels that Arsenal might be the best option. He commented that you will see Gakpo linked to England clubs, such as Manchester United. Every player has a price. Thus, it is to be seen how the player develops in the tournament. Gakpo is a talented player who is ready for the next step, be it in January or next summer.
Being a Liverpool fan, he would like Gakpo to go to Liverpool if they approach him. Arsenal is going to be a splendid team for him, with the present manager and the project that they are working on. He adds that for a young player, it is flattering to be associated with big clubs in England. However, shifting from the Dutch league to Premier League can be a big step.