Leeds’ target, Orcon Cukco, says he is ready to listen to the performances
Posted On March 18, 2021
Orkun Kokcu insisted he was willing to listen to performances in the summer.
The 20-year-old midfielder forged a new deal in January, and has a contract with Feyenoord with 2025. However, the Dutch club is struggling financially.
Kokcu understands the situation and says he is willing to listen to good offers if Feyenoord can make money selling him.
“I still have a contract until 2025, but the situation has changed,” the midfielder said.
“Feyenoord has been very open about the financial situation, and it is clear that the club ends up falling short,” he said.
“If a club came to me with a good story and Feyenoord could make money from it, I can imagine hearing it.”
Leeds is said to be interested in signing the young midfielder, but Marcelo Bielsa’s side could face competition from Seville.
According to reports from Sport (h / t Sport Witness), Turkish international Seville has dedicated as part of their plans.
The report claims that Leeds has set his sights on the player and that they have the funds to secure his signature. Feyenoord will seek to let a player go for a fee of around 20 million euros.
Phil Hay of The Athletic recently claimed that Leeds is looking to sign a midfielder this summer as cover for Calvin Phillips.
The well-known journalist wrote that Leeds was “seriously considering” enlisting cover for the English international tournament. The reason why Bielsa does not currently have anyone is the “absolutely perfect person for him”.
It would be interesting to see if Leeds is making another attempt to sign Kokcu, even though they may not be willing to meet the asking price.