Unai Emery wants to beat Arsenal to long-term target

Aston Villa remains keen to sign Feyenoord star Orkun Kokcu, which means they will compete directly with Arsenal for his signature.

The Turkiye international has been a superb midfielder since he broke into the Feyenoord first team and continues to do well.

He led them well in their superb run in Europe this season and is one of the reasons why they are currently competing for the Dutch league title.

This means he has the capacity to fit into the first team of a bigger club and Arsenal wants him at the Emirates.

However, a report via The Sun reveals Villa is just as keen to make him their player and Unai Emery specifically wants to add him to his squad.

The Spanish manager feels the midfielder would make an impact if he moves to his team and will do his best to add him to his squad ahead of Arsenal.

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Under Emery, Aston Villa is now one of the country’s most impressive clubs, and we should be worried about their interest in the player.

Kokcu will likely feel this is the best time for him to leave and the lure of playing in one of the best leagues in the world might be hard for him to turn down.

Although we will be in the Champions League, if we do not guarantee him game time, he might choose to join Villa.

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  1. I have to say that I am delighted for Unaï Emery and the way the Villa fans and players have taken to him.there is no mocking his English/accent..

  2. I would love to see Smith Rowe under Unai Emery stewardship, hoping a loan deal can be struck

      1. If you study Unai Emery style , he’s more likely to trust Smith Rowe and unproven talents , he has a track record of playing kids.

        Can understand your concerns, but I will be more concerned about lack of involvement for Smith Rowe, am seing Veiria been use more as the gaffer seems obliged to play him ahead of the young Englishman.

        1. @ GS
          I see where you are coming from and it makes sense. Only hope MA changes and starts using the good academy products more and rotates the squad. Then ESR may well be performing the same for us as possibly under UE.

        1. Yes, with Unai Emery as manager and owners with deep pockets prepared to back him. Emery’s first dip in the transfer market will be interesting, given the turnaround he has achieved with the players he inherited at Aston Villa.

    1. There could be some truth in the rumours(ESR to Villa). let’s not forget that UE is the one who gave him his debut.

    2. I believe that MA would take 6OM plus from Villa for ESR.this was the reported bid from Villa.

      1. Though I can understand Emery working relationship with the youngsters, I really didn’t realize it was he who gave Smith Rowe his debut.

        I want to go on record saying this, if Emery stays in the premier league he’s going develop a Massive pull on young talents.

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