Arsenal look to have been received a significant transfer boost as it’s being claimed Orkun Kokcu has snubbed a new contract offer from his current club Feyenoord’s management.
According to Dutch journalist Martijn Krabbendam, as translated and cited by the Daily Express, Kokcu has snubbed a fresh deal with Feyenoord as he wants “more”, with the reporter also claiming Arsenal have been in touch about signing him.
“There has been an offer from Feyenoord, and he has refused. Feyenoord are offering something, and Kokcu wants more, you shouldn’t think that that boy is suddenly asking for millions.” Martijn said.
Krabbendam added: “It’s no secret that Arsenal has already spoken to Kokcu’s agents, the Seville clubs are also very interested in the midfielder.”
Arsenal’s league rivals Chelsea are also mentioned by him as a potential suitor for the star, while the Express claim that he would cost around £23 million.
Orkun looks a top talent after impressing in the Eredivisie, and the midfielder has also represented both Turkey and the Netherlands internationally at youth level.
The Gunners would do well to win the transfer race for this signing, with Kokcu looking a creative talent who could prove to be a perfect long-term replacement for Mesut Ozil.
The German playmaker hasn’t had the best season and looks past his peak, with Orkun perhaps a player with similar potential if the player can continue to develop and fine-tune his game.
In other news, according to Football Insider, Liverpool have ‘set their sights’ on the Arsenal’s England 19 international Bukayo Saka, who started the term as a left winger but has primarily been used as a left-back in the latest months.