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Van Hooijdonk warns Kokcu off Arsenal move

Former Nottingham Forest striker Pierre van Hooijdonk has concerns over Arsenal's move for Feyenoord midfielder Orkun Kokcu.

The Gunners have already opened talks with Feyenoord over a potential £23m deal for Kokcu .

But Van Hooijdonk says: “Of course it is a lot of money for a 'potential purchase'.

“With all due respect, everyone sees that he is a talent, but he has not played 34 games in Feyenoord's first-team as a supporting man.

“His quality is, among other things, his scoring ability, but we have seen that too little this season. He can become a very good player, but I don't think 26 million is worth it yet.

“I think it would be a shame to see such a player go to Arsenal; he hasn't even had one super season yet."

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