CorSport: €50m request forces Milan to back down in pursuit of Dutch star

By Isak Möller -

Cody Gakpo has been one of the exclamations marks at the World Cup thus far, bagging three goals in three games for the Netherlands. AC Milan have been monitoring him for a long time, but now it might be too late. 

The PSV Eindhoven winger has been a key player for the Netherlands and this has inevitably attracted the interest of several top clubs. Milan have been linked with him in the past but now, clearly, the situation has changed.

According to Corriere Dello Sport (via MilanPress), Milan are indeed one of the clubs interested in the 23-year-old. However, they have been forced to take a step back amid the €50m+ price tag set by PSV Eindhoven.

Of course, the situation could take yet another turn if the Rossoneri were to sell Rafael Leao either in January or in the summer. Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara are working hard on the renewal, but it’s a hypothesis to keep in mind.

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    1. Living in the past is what put the club in this financial position. Long past results don’t generate revenue for the club unfortunately. The harsh reality is that the economics of football have changed and few clubs can now afford to compete for the top end talent.

    1. Waste is an understatement. Between all the scouts, experience on the field by management they still throw millions on a player who lacks speed, technique and mental strengths. Can’t make this up.

    2. The very first day, I watched CDK highlights, I was shocked, because he isn’t fast, neither a good dribbler and lack the strength required to play in much competitive games, but some fans were quick to tell, CDK is fast in CL. where is that now? Maldini made a huge mistake by spending all the budget on an unproven prospect!!!

  1. CDK can still be sold to Leeds, for 30 mill. At least that has been the rumour. Leeds are still interested but they want to pay less…

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