Respected Dutch football journalist Rik Elfrink, who broke the news about Van Dijk playing a role in Cody Gakpo’s transfer, has revealed more details on the Dutchman’s transfer to Liverpool.
After last night’s game Virgil van Dijk called on Liverpool fans to give Gakpo time to settle at his new club.
Rik Elfrink covers PSV for Eindhovens Dagblad. He revealed that after Gakpo’s transfer PSV coach Ruud Van Nistelrooy has ruled out any further departures this window.
‘Nobody can leave’ said Van Nistelrooy when he was asked about anymore outgoings after PSV beat AC Milan 3-0 in a friendly last night.
Van Nistelrooy lamented the loss of his talisman. “Where do you find such a return? It cannot be found.”
According to Elfrink the fee could rise as high as €55m for Gakpo, however €50m is what PSV will most likely receive. Elrink also confirmed that PSV will receive a large portion of the fee up front.