Arsenal and Brighton are ready to battle it our for the signing of promising Turkish midfielder, Orkun Kökcü who is currently playing his football for Dutch club Feyenoord whom he captains in the Eredivisie.
The 22-year old Feyenoord midfielder has impressed many football fans this season, with his club first in the Eredivisie table, eight points ahead of second placed Ajax, and are also in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.
He was made club captain of Feyenoord in September 2022 at just 22 years of age, similarly to Martin Odegaard who is also a young captain but both are excelling in their leadership roles for their respected clubs this season.
Kokcu has been at Feyenoord since 2014 after he joined the youth academy from FC Groningen, however following nine years at the club he could be on his way out the door this summer with many clubs around Europe keeping a close eye on the Turkish international.
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Kökcü has been one of the best Eredivisie players for some time now and it’s looking like he is ready to take the next step in his career this summer. His preferred choice would be the Premier League and according to The Sun, Arsenal and Brighton are both ready to sign the player ahead of next season.
He is a very versatile player who can cover many positions, but his preferred one is the attacking midfielder position, but he can also play more deep or on the wings.
So far this season, Kökcü has played 25 matches in the league, scoring eight times and assisting once, with an average rating of 7.83, according to FotMob.
His market value according to TransferMarkt is around €30m, and Arsenal are hopeful that they can reach an agreement with the Dutch club, if they decide to sign the Turkish international this summer.