Kökçü (19), the peephole that Arteta wants for his Arsenal

As much as the next transfer window is going to be conditioned by the economic restrictions produced by the coronavirus crisis, it will be difficult for Orkun Kökçü do not abandon the discipline of Feyenoord. Leaving aside Berghuis, who eats apart, this promising offensive midfielder born in December 2000 (19 years old) has been the main argument of those of Dick Advocaat to remain as third parties in disagreement with the Eredivisie (in back of Ajax and AZ), and his good work has not gone unnoticed in the technical secretary of several teams in the major European leagues, being the Arsenal of Mikel Arteta the one who seems to have positioned himself in pole position to win the race for taking his services.

In the ‘gunners’ (gunboats), Mesut Özil is neither close to recovering his best version nor is he expected to do so, and one of Mikel’s great goals Arteta is to find a new peephole with which to focus towards the return to the Champions League. The chosen one is Kökçü, which in the Netherlands has amply demonstrated its readiness to make the leap to a larger team (without detracting from the historic Feyenoord) in which to develop the version that points to its potential.

Kökçü is an offensive midfielder who stands out both for his vision of the game and control of the tempo of the matches and for his remarkable ability to dribble. Perfectly trained in terms of handling the ball with both legs to be singled out as ambidextrous, he also has a not inconsiderable hit from medium distance that makes unpredictability a virtue.

As for positioning in the field, Kökçü has been playing in the 4-3-3 of Dick Advocaat occupying the left interiorBut sometimes he has also developed his task being more focused, as helm of the team.


Born in the Netherlands but of Turkish origin as his name and surname raise, he has been seen playing in the lower categories of the ‘oranje’, reaching the U-19 where he shared a team with other young talents such as Ihattaren and Gravenberch. But Turkey seems to have convinced him to secure his international future, and although he has not yet been an absolute international with said team, he has already played with his U-21 and will not take long to climb that step.

This is why the Arsenal Mikel Arteta is willing to pay between 20 and 30 million euros to get their services for the next season. The latest information suggests that he would be close to closing his transfer, although other ‘girlfriends’ like Chelsea, Seville, Valencia and Betis they also lie in wait to seduce him.