Arsenal appear to have a genuine interest in signing Feyenoord midfielder Orkun Kokcu this summer.
The Turkey international joined Feyenoord from Groningen for a fee in the region of 40,000 euros in July 2014. His contract expires in the summer of 2023.
Kokcu made 41 appearances across all competitions for Feyenoord, scoring 7 goals and supplying 8 assists in return.
The 19-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in Turkey.
Orkun Kokcu has represented Turkey at Under-21 level, winning 2 caps.
His impressive performances this season have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.
Mikel Arteta is looking to shore up his attacking options and Feyenoord’s Orkun Kokcu happens to be a target.
The Turkey international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfielder Arteta wants to target in the summer transfer window.
Orkun Kokcu can play multiple positions in midfield.
According to the report, “Arsenal are interested in Feyenoord’s talented midfielder Orkun Kokcu. The 19-year-old is is viewed as one of the best emerging talents in European football and the Gunners are keen on the Turkey Under 21 international as they start planning for the summer transfer window. Arsenal scouts have watched Kokcu extensively over the past 18 months and are ready to make their move. Kokcu is a regular for Feyenoord despite his young age. Kokcu’s existing deal expires in 2023, but it is understood Feyenoord are prepared to let their youngster leave this summer, though would demand in-excess of £15million The teenager is expected to be included in Turkey’s Euro 2020 squad – and Arsenal are concerned Kokcu could be targeted by their rivals following the tournament.”
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It would take a huge offer from Arsenal to prise the 19-year-old midfielder from Feyenoord.
If he turns out to be a star like many expect, it could be one of the club’s smartest transfers.
This transfer could turn out to be a bargain as the market for midfielders is inflated at the moment.
It will be interesting to see whether Arsenal will make their move during the summer transfer window.
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