Brighton and Hove Albion are said to be interested in Feyenoord midfielder Orkun Kokcu, though the Seagulls aren’t the only ones, according to De Telegraaf podcast ‘Kick-off’ (via Soccer News)
Liverpool are among a number of clubs that have sent scouts to watch the 22-year-old, who comes from the same academy as former Red Gini Wijnaldum.
There will be many at Anfield hoping that the Turk can be just as important to Jurgen Klopp’s side if they can beat off competition from other top-flight clubs.
Though not a definitive indication of Brighton’s intention to sign the player, we should certainly look to the South Coast club as a model to follow in the transfer market.
Moises Caicedo and Alexis MacAllister, both Liverpool-linked, who were both signed for a pittance before catching the attention of top clubs, should certainly reinforce that point.
In order to spread our transfer budget (whatever that may be) as thinly as possible, acquiring a top talent on the cheap would be prudent in order to ensure we have the funds necessary to pursue higher-value targets.
More specifically, we need to see our recruitment team deliver the kind of rough gems that few others see as worth touching – the kind of activity that used to earn Michael Edwards and Co. accolades from all over the country.