PSV sorts before leaving Gakpo and identifies successor

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 07:36• Mart Oude Nijeweeme • Last update: 07:48

PSV takes into account that the next season will no longer have Cody Gakpo. The captain is in the explicit interest of clubs from abroad and must bring the Eindhoven residents a lot of money. With a departure from Gakpo, Joelson Fernandes is the most appropriate person to pass the selection of PSV, report Football International and the Eindhovens Dagblad† The nineteen-year-old attacker is under contract with Sporting Portugal.

Tuesday made oh jogo report of an offer of eight million euros from PSV for the winger. Those messages are invalidated in Eindhoven. Portuguese media say that PSV has already started negotiations with an opening bid of five million euros. That could add two or three million euros. With that amount, PSV is not yet close to the amount that has been agreed with FC Basel, the club that Fernandes is currently renting from Sporting for two years. The Swiss have an option to buy, but do not seem to be going through.

Fernandes was taken over by Basel on a rental basis last summer, but would not feel happy there. In his first season, he made eighteen games in the Swiss Super League, of which only two as a starting player. He just couldn’t find it there. It seems that Fernandes himself is interested in a transfer to PSV. It is rumored that clubs from England and Germany are also after the attacker’s signature. The left winger’s contract with Sporting will continue until next summer.

According to the Eindhovens Dagblad PSV has recently explored ‘quite a few attacking possibilities for the future’. Savinho would also be on the radar of the club from Eindhoven. The 18-year-old Brazilian has to be hired from Manchester City, where he is not eligible to stay. Savinho has been sold by his current club Atlético Mineiro to the City Group, which includes Manchester City. Sávio, as his nickname is, should initially serve as a reinforcement for the U23 team, but is now eligible for the PSV A-selection.

Fernandes comes from Guinea-Bissau, but also has Portuguese nationality. The attacker is a youth international for Portugal and has been part of the Under 17, Under 19 and Under 21 in recent years. He has a total of eleven international matches to his name. At Sporting Portugal he has so far mainly made minutes in the U23 team. In the first team, he played four times in the 2019/20 season, each time as a substitute. His innings were limited to a total of 63 playing minutes. In Lisbon they are prepared to cooperate with a departure of the wing player.