Ghana’s Cody Gakpo signs long-term contract with PSV Eindhoven
The prolific young striker has committed his future to Philips Stadion outfit until summer 2025.
Dutch-born of Ghanaian descent Cody Mathès Gakpo has signed a long-term contract with Dutch top-flight giants PSV Eindhoven. The 21-year-old, who was born and raised in Eindhoven, has grown from strength to strength since breaking into the PSV first-team.
He now has 70 appearances, scoring 17 goals and contributing 17 assists. This season he has been a key player for Roger Schmidt, scoring seven times in 11 games.
PSV Eindhoven rewarded their budding talented forward by handing him a new deal which keeps him at the club until 2025. Speaking to PSV TV, Gakpo said, “I am super proud of course, just like my family. It’s been long, but I feel at home and at ease here.”
“Of course it plays a role that I feel good here, but it also fits in with the step-by-step plan that I have made for my own career with the people around me.” He rose from the club’s youth side Jong PSV two years ago after scoring 17 times in 26 matches.
He has now established himself as a starter in PSV Eindhoven first time since his promotion from the youth side at age 18. Gakpo has featured for the Netherlands U18, U19, U20 and U21 but still eligible to play for with Ghana or Togo in future.
He was born to a Ghanaian father and Togolese mother in Eindhoven.