Arteta’s top Arsenal target admits agent is ‘busy’ with transfer talks

Date published: Wednesday 10th June 2020 7:13 - Matthew Briggs

Arsenal transfer target Orkun Kokcu says his father and agent are “busy” behind the scenes dealing with transfer discussions.

The Feyenoord attacking midfielder has been heavily linked with Arsenal and last week Voetbal International reported that Arsenal were expected to launch a bid imminently for the creative talent with a fee of £23million enough to land the player.

As yet that bid has not yet been forthcoming but Feyenoord boss Dick Advocaat has confirmed that Arsenal are keen on the 19-year-old.

Advocaat told Fox Sports he believed the rumours of Arsenal being interested in Kocku to be “true” but said that as far as he knows Arsenal have not sent anyone to the Netherlands.

“It seems that what I read is true. But no one has yet come to Feyenoord (to make their interest clear),” Advocaat said.

Last week Orkun posted a cryptic message on Instagram: “Let them talk.”

Now the Turkey U21 international has admitted that he is relaxed about his future, but did confirm talks were going on in the background.

Orkun Kokcu TEAMtalk

‘I am a footballer not an agent’

“When the moment arrives, and I feel good about it, we’ll see,” he told Rijnmond.

“I want to make the best of it next season and want to be as fit as possible when the competition starts again.

“For now I’m only working with Feyenoord. I have a contract until 2023, so I’m not in a hurry.




“It (transfer talk) doesn’t really matter to me, frankly. My father and my agent are busy with that.

“I try to isolate myself from that. That works fine. Fortunately, I am a footballer and not an agent.”

Kokcu has scored two goals and grabbed four assists in 22 Eredivisie games this season and is under contract until 2023.

In March the Daily Mail claimed Arsenal would try and offload Mesut Ozil, Matteo Guendouzi, Ashley Maitland-Niles and Sokratis Papastathopoulos in order to finance a deal for Kokcu.

They even claimed Kokcu was a priority target for Mikel Arteta, whose two only signings to date are loaneed Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares.


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