Despite his contract extension with Feyenoord last summer, Arsenal-linked Orkun Kokcu’s market value has actually dropped ahead of the upcoming window.
Calciomercato report that Orkun Kokcu could be available this summer due to Feyenoord’s delicate financial situation, and he’d cost significantly less than the €25m valuation put on him when Arsenal were linked with him last summer.
Initially, it had seemed like Arsenal might have a free at the signing in the summer of 2020. Kokcu had told the media he’d received two dissatisfactory contract offers from Feyenoord and wasn’t sure if they even wanted him to stay.
Goal’s Charles Watts confirmed the Gunners really liked the midfielder at the time. But not long after that, Feyenoord confirmed his contract extension to 2025. Evidently, they made him a better third offer.
Despite that new deal, the financial situation combined with Kokcu’s injury-disrupted season have left the 20-year-old available for less this summer than before he extended. He missed most of December and January with ankle problems.
Whether the price cut will entice Arsenal back in is another matter, and will likely depend on how their own season ends.