Arsenal and Liverpool target wants BIG-MONEY transfer

Tom Weber
Tom Weber
  • Updated: 30 May 2023 23:24 BST
  • 3 min read
Mikel Arteta, Arsenal, 2022/23
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Feyenoord captain Orkun Kokcu has admitted that a big-money move would be nice amid interest from several Premier League clubs.

The midfielder has enjoyed an exceptional season with the newly-crowned Dutch champions, playing a vital role in Arne Slot's side comfortably beating PSV and Ajax to the Eredivisie title. Accordingly, his Estimated Transfer Value (ETV) has absolutely skyrocketed, currently sitting at €22.9 million.

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The 22-year-old's impressive form has earned him repeated links with several Premier League clubs. As we exclusively reported ten days ago, Liverpool were looking at Kokcu as a potential alternative to Alexis Mac Allister, but the latter appears to be well on his way to Anfield now.

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Moreover, various media outlets have reported on interest from Premier League runners-up Arsenal, while their north London rivals Tottenham have also been in the conversation, particularly because Arne Slot was long considered the favourite to take the reins there before eventually deciding to stay at Feyenoord.

Now, the deep-lying playmaker has opened up about his future.

Orkun Kokcu (right)
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What did Kokcu say?

Speaking to De Telegraaf after being honoured as the Eredivisie's Player of the Year, the 22-year-old said: "If I could take another step [in my career], it would be nice."

It would be particularly 'nice' if he could make Feyenoord plenty of money in the process. "Especially to leave through the front door and provide a nice transfer fee for the club."

Unlike last year, when Kokcu reportedly wanted out of the side, he is fairly content with his role as captain now and doesn't give a potential transfer too much thought. That said, he did not rule out making a move.

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The Netherlands-born Turkish international contributed with eight goals and three assists to Feyenoord's title win. With Slot staying on board, the Dutch giants could look to better their performance in European competition next term, having lost at the quarter-finals stage to Jose Mourinho's Roma this season.

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