Arsenal keen on signing £16.9m-rated attacker before Euro 2020 starts

According to Turkish newspaper Fanatik, Arsenal are prepared to act swiftly to secure the signing of Feyenoord ace Orkun Kokcu before the start of Euro 2020.

The report claims that Arsenal have been tracking the 19-year-old for 18 months and that the Gunners are prepared to act quickly quickly in a bid to beat their rivals to a deal.

Fanatik add that Feyenoord value Kokcu at around €20m (£16.9m). The ace is contracted until the end of the 2023 season.

Kokcu is primarily used by the Dutch giants in a central attacking-midfield role. The promising star has contributed three goals and four assists in 29 appearances across all competitions this season.

Having represented the Netherlands at Under-17s, 18s and 19s level – Kokcu seems to have switched his allegiance to Turkey.

The youngster’s fine form has won him two caps for Turkey’s Under-21s and his impressive performances could give him a chance of making the senior team’s squad for the Euros this summer.

With Mesut Ozil still regarded as Arsenal’s starting playmaker, should we consider the signing of Kokcu?

Promising youngster Emile Smith Rowe was also recently used in a No.10 role for loan club Huddersfield, would we be better off developing our own younger players?

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4 Comments

  1. Sarmmie says:

    No matter how good a player in his early thirties is, he shouldn’t be an hindrance to the signing of a teenage prospect

  2. gunnerforlife says:

    He could be our future star by the look of it. Arsenal should certainly go for him. There is no guarantee Ozil will stay beyond this season.

  3. Truth says:

    When you don’t have a budget to speak of, or comparable to your competition you need to excel in attracting young “cheap” talent. Let’s hope this club and this manager can do that. It will be the only way we can get back to the top 4 IMO.

    Having said that, we all know it is one thing to look promising in the Eredivisie but it is a whole different thing to transfer that to the PL.

  4. Franko says:

    Arsenal should add Saïd Benrahma Is The Algerian Messi to the list. These are the type of players that can help Arsenal move forward and compete again bringing back exciting football like the days of Farbrega, Hleb, Rosicky et al.

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