Feyenoord and Netherlands U19 midfielder Orkun Kökcu isn’t ready to rule out changing his allegiances to Turkey.

The 18-year-old is already a part of Feyenoord’s first-team and has played through all Netherlands youth teams up to U19.

Speaking to De Telegraaf, Kökcu confirmed that Turkey has been in touch, “They sometimes asked me if it seemed like something to me, but that was for Turkey under 19, so I’d rather stay here. If the A-team comes? I don’t know yet, I still have a conversation with the trainer here ( Maarten Stekelenburg )

Kökcu thinks a good generation is coming through in Netherlands including Mohammed Ihattaren, who could also switch his allegiances to Morocco. The two talents haven’t spoken about their future though, “No, he knows the feeling he has best. Whether it would be a shame if we left? Maybe, but if you follow your heart, you can make the best decision.

“My heart is now with the Netherlands, haha . I have not had much appreciation from Turkey either. ”




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