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Report: Arsenal want Feyenoord’s £20m-rated starlet Orkun Kokcu

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Report: Arsenal want Feyenoord’s £20m-rated starlet Orkun Kokcu

Arsenal have joined the race to sign Feyenoord sensation Orkun Kokcu, with the Eredivisie side already expecting to find it difficult to keep the 18-year-old, according to a report from the Daily Mail.

Kokcu enjoyed a stunning breakout season last term, scoring three goals and providing four assists in five league starts and 11 appearances in total.

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The teenager has already made seven starts in the top flight this season. He has scored once, while he also got a goal in the Europa League qualifiers.

The Daily Mail reports that a host of top European clubs want the Turkey under-21 international, and the Gunners have joined the chase.

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It has also been suggested by the Mail that a bid of £20 million should be enough to get a deal done.


TBR’s View

It says a lot about Kokcu’s current ability that he is already a key man in Feyenoord’s midfield. It was former Arsenal defender Giovanni van Bronckhorst who gave him his chance.

His versatility has been key to his emergence into the first-team. Kokcu looks to be at his best further up the field at number 10, but he is also capable of playing a box-to-box role or even deeper.

Given his age, the opportunity is there to mould Kokcu into a master of one of those roles. And for £20 million, it appears that the door is open for Arsenal to produce a potential masterstroke.

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