Arsenal enter the race to sign 18-year-old Turkish midfielder – report

Arsenal are interested in a swoop to sign Feyenoord teenager Orkun Kokcu, according to a report

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Arsenal are keeping tabs on Feyenoord teenager Orkun Kokcu, according to a report in England.

The Daily Mail is reporting that Arsenal have been watching Kokcu’s progress at the Eredivisie side so far this season.

The same article states that the 18-year-old has established himself as one of the brightest prospects in European football.

According to the same story, Arsenal are monitoring the Turkey Under-21 international closely ahead of a potential move for the Feyenoord starlet.

The Daily Mail go on to suggest that the Gunners would have to make an offer in the region of £20m to tempt Feyenoord into selling Kokcu.

The story concludes by saying that the Dutch side would find it difficult to keep the highly-rated midfielder should a big offer from a top European club arrive.

Kokcu has netted one goal in 10 games in all competitions so far this season.

The Feyenoord youngster previously represented the Dutch team at youth level before he switched to the Turkish Under-21 team this year.

Arsenal have shown a willingness to give youngsters a chance since Unai Emery took over the reins from Arsene Wenger in 2018.

The Gunners boss signed French youngster Matteo Guendouzi from Lorient around 18 months ago.

The 20-year-old has since established himself as a key player for Arsenal.

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