Arsenal learn midfielder added key string to bow

Representatives of Arsenal-linked Feyenoord midfielder Orkun Kokcu have reportedly started to inform top European clubs of a sharp drop in their clients’ transfer fees.

Arsenal initially showed interest in the 20-year-old in the 2020 winter transfer window. Indeed, Feyenoord manager Dick Advocaat later revealed that these links were true. However, more clubs – including Tottenham – have reportedly joined the race for the player since then.

The Turkey international was previously worth € 25million (£ 21.7million). It was last season, when – according to Transfer marketthe shooters sat in pole position for his signing.

According to the Italian source, however, Kokcu’s fees have now fallen.

The report does not indicate its new exit fees, but reveals that this figure has “fallen considerably”.

And this despite Kokcu continuing to perform excellently for Feyenoord and his contract has four years to run.

Transfer market adds that the player has taken on an exciting new role this term to add to his repertoire.

While playing as a central midfielder by trade, Advocaat has helped him develop the defensive side of his game this quarter.

As such, this versatility has made him a more central figure in the squad for which he has made 18 Eredivise appearances this season.

Indeed, he struggled to play a significant role this campaign due to an ankle injury suffered in December.

cube also missed a game due to a red card suspension and suffered from coronavirus earlier in April.

Overall, the Turkey international has made 72 appearances for Feyenoord, recording 10 goals and 12 assists.

Arsenal buyout continues

Meanwhile, Spotify founder Daniel Ek has stepped up talks he could submit a bid to take over Arsenal.

Current Gunners bosses Stan and Josh Kroenke are under increasing pressure following their involvement in the European Super League fiasco.

As such, Ek has engaged in some sort of war of words with the Kroenkes over his intentions to fight control of the club.

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