Feyenoord midfielder Orkun Kökçü has confirmed his decision to choose a future with the Turkish national team.

The 18-year-old is considered to be one of Feyenoord’s brightest young talents and broke into the first-team last season.

Kökçü is a Netherlands U19 international but speaking to Voetbal International, he has confirmed his decision to represent Turkey.

He said, “I have talked a lot with the Turkish association lately and I have had a conversation with my agent and with the trainers there.

“The feeling is good and I thought: I just have to do it. The pride for my homeland has always been there, I have always had that. I have a lot of family in Turkey, Turks have a certain pride. Me too.

“I played for (Netherlands) U19, other youth teams, even as a leader. My feeling was closer to Turkey. I don’t find it strange, I follow my feelings, I have made the choice. It is ready now. “




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