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Prolific Eredivisie star wants big move to Real Madrid or Barcelona, open to January switch

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PSV’s 23-year-old winger Cody Gakpo is stirring the European market with his scintillating displays in the Netherlands’ Eredivisie. And as it turns out, the youngster, who has already netted 13 times while proving ten assists in 16 official games this season, is not ruling out a transfer in January either.

According to journalist Florian Plettenberg, although the 23-year-old is still being chased by the Premier League side Leeds United, his wish is to make a move to a ‘bigger’ club like Real Madrid or Barcelona.

Among his preferred options are Manchester United, Manchester City and also the German champions Bayern Munich. It is further claimed that the Dutch international moving in January is very much on the table.

As of today, though, there is no agreement in place with any of the mentioned teams, including Leeds United, who are highly interested in his acquisition.

It must be remembered that Gakpo was considered to be a backup option for Manchester United back during the summer transfer window when they were still chasing Antony’s signature.

Once the Brazilian was acquired, United’s interest cooled, but there were other Premier League clubs like Southampton and Everton, who were keen while Leeds are still continuing their efforts to sign him. Arsenal, too, are among the winger’s suitors.

Recent reports indicated that sources close to the situation had claimed Real Madrid had emerged as a possible destination for Gakpo, and it now seems like the winger, too, harbours ambitions of a move to a top club like the reigning champions of Spain and Europe.

Gakpo, who has been terrorising the opposition defences this season, wants to play for a team that could fulfil his ambitions of playing at the highest level.

As for the links to Real, a January moves looks off the table. But a potential swoop next summer could be a possibility as Los Blancos will bid goodbye to Marco Asensio while Eden Hazard’s time at the club could be coming to an end as well.

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Video – Barcelona fans chant ‘Vinicius d*e’ ahead of their UCL clash

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In what is starting to become an alarmingly common occurrence, a set of Barcelona fans were spotted hurling abusive chants towards Real Madrid superstar Vinicius Jr.

Barça will be facing PSG in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal today in less than an hour and in the lead-up to the game, a section of the Catalans’ supporters were seen chanting “Vinicius, die” on the streets.

It is not the first time this has happened, with Vinicius being constantly targeted by not only Barcelona fans but supporters of a number of other La Liga clubs.

In fact, last month, Barcelona fans were seen hurling the same chants before their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie against Napoli.

The same had happened outside Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys in Montjuic prior to the Clasico in October last year.

Moreover, this past weekend, a Mallorca fan at Son Moix directed racist abuse towards Vinicius’ Real Madrid teammate, Aurelien Tchouameni.

It is shocking and embarrassing that these incidents continue to occur. It remains to be seen if any action is taken by the concerned authorities against those involved.

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