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Leeds United can land their own Pedri with Cody Gakpo move

Leeds United have had a busy start to their summer transfer window in terms of the number of players that have made moves to Elland Road.

Players such as Marc Roca, Brenden Aaronson and Rasmus Kristensen have joined the Yorkshire club in recent weeks as Jesse Marsch looks to take charge of his first full season with the Whites.

Interestingly, these three figures are all in the age range of their early to mid-twenties, which suggests that the club are looking to bring some fresh legs into the squad rather than more experienced players.

One other player in this age range that the Whites have been linked with is PSV Eindhoven winger Cody Gakpo.

As a product of PSV’s youth system, the 23-year-old has made 134 senior appearances for the Dutch side across all competitions, scoring 42 goals and delivering 32 assists along the way.

His latest campaign saw the Dutchman find the net 21 times and supply 15 assists in 46 matches, highlighting the clear attacking talent he has.

To further highlight his attacking prowess, last season, no other player at PSV managed to make as many shots at goal (80) or deliver as many crosses (139) as the winger did in his 27 appearances.

This also backs up why the £7.4k-per-week starlet was previously labelled as a “serious talent” by journalist Agragami on Twitter.

Another serious talent that has been named on a list of similar players to Gakpo, according to Football Transfers, is Barcelona midfielder Pedri.

At the age of 19, the Spaniard has made 72 senior appearances for the La Liga giants across all competitions, scoring eight goals and delivering seven assists along the way.

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He’s also seen his market value shoot up to a hefty figure of £72m, which currently makes him the most valuable asset at Barcelona, the joint-most valuable Spanish player and the most valuable figure born in the year 2002.

Taking all of this into account, if the Yorkshire club were able to secure a deal for the PSV talent this summer, it could be a very exciting move for the Whites.

Also, with current Leeds winger Raphinha being linked with a move away from Elland Road, his potential exit could then pave the way for Victor Orta to launch a move to sign Gakpo, which could soften the blow that the Brazilian’s possible exit could create.

AND in other news: Jesse Marsch can from “outstanding” duo in Leeds United swoop for £6.75m-rated target