Former Man Utd hero Jaap Stam rates Arsenal transfer target Orkun Kokcu

first_imgOrkun Kokcu has been heavily linked with a summer move to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Former Manchester United treble winner Jaap Stam is confident Feyenoord youngster and Arsenal transfer target Orkun Kokcu would thrive in the Premier League.Arsenal scouts have been in regular attendance at De Kuip this season and have witnessed the 19-year-old enjoy a breakthrough campaign during which he has registered six assists from 31 appearances. Stam played a significant role in Kocku’s development having managed the attacking midfielder earlier this season before he resigned and his sure the Turkey Under-21 international has a bright future ahead of him‘He would need to adjust because the step to Arsenal and the Premier League is totally different when you compare it to Holland,’ Stam told Goal. ‘The pace of the game, the quality, the intensity is a lot higher.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘But he has the ability. He is a player who has the personality to want to improve, he always wants to do better. He’s never happy with himself, he’s disappointed if he doesn’t score, or his passes aren’t good enough. Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 2 May 2020 1:47 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link614Shares Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Jaap Stam resigned as Feyenoor manager earlier this season (Picture: Getty)‘When I joined Feyenoord, he hadn’t played a lot because everyone said he was too young. I put him in the first team and let him play most of the games, I trusted him and saw a lot of ability in him. Now he’s proving himself in Holland and is one of the best midfield players in the country.‘He’s certainly got the ability to make that step to the Premier League.’Arsenal’s head of football Raul Sanllehi sounded a warning earlier this week ahead of the transfer window, warning fans to limit their expectations. Mikel Arteta had been keen on strengthening his midfield and Stam highlighted Kocku’s versatility as one of his major attributes.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsHe added: ‘When we played with one holding midfielder, he was one of the two who played little bit higher up the pitch. But he can play as No.10 or he can play as a left midfield player. Sometimes he can drop in deep as well to get the ball forward to link up the play with strikers.‘He has creativity, scoring ability, stamina and running ability. He keeps on going. I saw him as a very promising player.‘The only thing he needs to work a little more on is the defensive part of his game.‘Ideally it would be good for him to stay in Holland, to adjust even more to playing three games a week and to get used to the intensity. But also to become more steady as a player because he is very young.’MORE: Martin Keown rates Arsenal’s chances of signing ‘incredible’ Chelsea star WillianMORE: Jamie Carragher picks Leicester’s title winners over Sir Alex Ferguson’s Man Utd and Arsenal’s Invincibles Former Man Utd hero Jaap Stam rates Arsenal transfer target Orkun Kokcu BERN, SWITZERLAND – OCTOBER 24: coach Jaap Stam of Feyenoord during the UEFA Europa League match between BSC Young Boys v Feyenoord at the Stade de Suisse on October 24, 2019 in Bern Switzerland (Photo by Soccrates/Getty Images)Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more

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Ighalo: I’ll give my all until my last day

first_img Loading… read also:Rashford beats Ighalo to Man Utd Goal of the Season award “It’s not every man’s dream that comes to pass, well mine did. My kids will grow up and see that I played for a team that I supported from when I was young, I cried when they lose and all of that. I want to keep doing what I need to do until the last day that I play for the club.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBeautiful Mutations: 15 Staggering Photos Of HeterochromiaYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTop 10 Nations That Are Most Difficult To Invade2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The Worldcenter_img Odion Ighalo has vowed to give his all for Manchester United until his loan spell expires. The Nigerian striker, 31, had his loan from Shanghai Shenhua extended until January 2021. “That energy, that positivity, that happiness, never changes,” he said. “You can see that smile on my face every time I go in there.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Man Dies After Trying to Rush Past Security Checkpoint at FLL Airport

first_imgA homeless man who apparently tried to bypass security checkpoints at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport ended up scuffling with deputies and later died at a hospital, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.The incident occurred at around 9:30 a.m. Thursday near the Jet Blue area in Terminal 3, officials say.Sgt. Donald Prichard stated, “The suspect had an unknown medical event and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.”Two deputies also sustained minor injuries during the security encounter at the airport.The man’s name has not been released, pending notification of his family.Prichard says the investigation is ongoing.last_img

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