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Brighton’s interest in Orkun Kokcu: Turkish midfielder on Seagulls’ radar

Brighton & Hove Albion are reportedly monitoring Feyenoord’s midfield maestro, Orkun Kokcu, amid rumors surrounding the futures of midfielders Alexis Mac Allister and Moises Caicedo.

Kokcu, 22, has been in fine form this season for the Eredivisie club, scoring 12 goals in 35 appearances in all competitions. The Turkey international has been pivotal in Feyenoord’s recent success, helping them climb to the top of the Eredivisie table and reach the quarterfinals of the Europa League.

Kokcu’s impressive performances have caught the eye of several Premier League clubs, including Arsenal and Leicester City, who have been keeping tabs on the midfielder for a while. However, the latest reports suggest that Brighton have now joined the race for the young midfielder’s signature.

Orkun Kokcu
Orkun Kokcu

Feyenoord has reportedly placed a £30 million price tag on Kokcu, a fee that Brighton may be willing to pay given their need for midfield reinforcements. Kokcu’s versatility and creativity in midfield make him a perfect fit for Roberto De Zerbi’s system, and he could be the ideal replacement for any departing midfielders this summer.

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Brighton has enjoyed a successful season in the Premier League. However, the club will be looking to build on their progress and establish themselves as a top-eight side in the coming years. Signing a player of Kokcu’s caliber could be a step in the right direction for the Seagulls as they look to push on in the Premier League.

Brighton & Hove Albion
Brighton & Hove Albion

As the summer transfer window approaches, it remains to be seen which club will secure Kokcu’s signature. But one thing is clear – Orkun Kokcu is a player in demand, and he will have plenty of options to consider.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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