Leicester open initial talks over a deal for 21-year-old star Orkun Kokcu with midfielder open to Premier League move… but must offload players first with several exits being discussed
- Leicester City have begun discussions over the signing of Orkun Kokcu
- The 21-year-old Feyenoord midfielder is open to a Premier League move
- Leicester must offload players first to make space for Kokcu with interest rife
- Fiorentina are interested in Dennis Praet and Real Betis want Ayoze Perez
Leicester have opened initial talks over a potential deal for Feyenoord midfielder Orkun Kokcu.
Leicester, though, want to offload players first with a number of possible exits being discussed.
Leicester have opened talks with Feyenoord over a deal for 21-year-old midfielder Orkun Kokcu
Kocku is a full Turkish international and has played over 100 times for Feyenoord
Belgian midfielder Dennis Praet is discussing a move to Fiorentina, which would free up space in the Foxes’ midfield for Kokcu to arrive.
Praet has been a Leicester player since 2018, but spent last season on loan at Torino, and could be set for a move back to Italy.
Torino are interested in re-signing the Belgian on a permanent deal, but may struggle to meet Leicester’s asking price – a feat Fiorentina won’t struggle with.
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers will have to offload players before signing Kokcu
Real Betis also want Ayoze Perez, while defender Jannik Vestergaard has interest from a number of Premier League sides.
Leicester have been following Kokcu’s progress for some time and the midfielder almost moved to the King Power Stadium in January.
At the time, the 21-year-old admitted he would be willing to move to the Premier League if it helped Feyenoord’s financial situation.
His contract runs until 2025, and he has scored 19 goals in 122 games for the Dutch side.