Wolves are reportedly showing interest in Feyenoord captain Orkun Kokcu.
Dutch outlet De Telegraaf have claimed today that the midfielder is attracting a lot of attention following a really good season so far.
Kökçü has made 40 appearances across all competitions so far this term. he has scored 12 goals and made four assists.
Kökçü, 22, is also a target for Brighton and Leicester City.
There is also mention of Benfica, Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.
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Kökçü, who was born in the Netherlands but represents the Turkey national tea, has been with Feyenoord since 2014, joining the club’s academy from Groningen.
To date he has clocked up 169 appearances for the club, scoring 32 goals and making 26 assists.
Kokcu tends to play as a central midfielder and according to Total Football Analysis, is one of the best in the Eredivisie.
They said of him last year: “Kokcu is a talented footballer, especially in possession there are very few who can match his quality in the Eredivisie, however his defensive contribution is less impressive but still effective.”
Wolves are likely to be in the market for a midfielder or two this summer.
Ruben Neves will only have one year left on his contract and the expectation is that he will seek to move on after six years at the club.
Joao Moutinho’s contract will expire in the summer, and Wolves may seek to replace the veteran.
Orkun Kokcu is a potentially exciting addition for Wolves
Foot The Ball also provide some information regarding the type of player Kokcu is.
They say: “Kokcu can effectively be viewed as a ‘complete midfielder’ – proficient in a number of different aspects of the game. His work-rate and energy has been compared to Youri Tielemans, whilst his high levels of technicality have drawn comparisons to David Silva.”
Perhaps the interest from Brighton tells you all you need to know about Kokcu’s potential.
The Seagulls rarely make mistakes these days when it comes to player recruitment.
If they are interested in Kokcu, he must be a real talent with the potential to become a top player. Certainly, the comparison to David Silva is encouraging.
Given the uncertainty around Wolves’ three Portuguese midfielders, Kokcu is definitely a name to listen out for.