Arsenal eyeing move for 20-year-old Eredivisie star

By | May 18, 2021

Arsenal reportedly remain interested in Feyenoord star Orkun Kokcu but could face competition from Tottenham Hotspur.

That’s according to La Repubblica, who name the Premier League pair as potential competitors for Italian sides keen on the Turkish midfielder.

Kokcu was strongly linked with a move to Arsenal last year, but Feyenoord warded off any interest and instead signed him up to a fresh five-year deal.

That appeared to have put an end to any talks about his future but, after a disappointing season in which he has managed just two goals and two assists in the division, the situation has changed.

Multiple reports in the Netherlands have indicated that the Dutch club are open to a sale, and thus the Gunners’ interest has naturally been mentioned once more.

It was stated in March that they have the necessary cash to seal a deal, but since then, there have been no mentions regarding a possible deal.

La Repubblica now state that Kokcu appears to be on his way to Serie A this summer.

They say that his entourage arrived in the country this week, specifically Rome, where he met with Lazio chief Igli Tare to discuss a move.

He was not the only one he met with, though, as the entourage also held a meeting with Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero.

The outlet claim that he has a valuation of around €12 million, and there are several suitors, including Mikel Arteta’s side and Spurs, who like him.