Former Manchester United treble winner Jaap Stam is confident Chelsea transfer target Orkun Kokcu would thrive in the Premier League.
Chelsea are getting ready for the re-start of the Premier League season (when it officially resumes), but that has not stopped speculation linking the club with a number of players.
We have said it before and we will say it again, Frank Lampard is a man that needs to improve in certain areas of the pitch over the coming transfer windows to turn this Chelsea side from top four chasers, to Premier League challengers.
Stam played a significant role in Kocku’s development having managed the attacking midfielder earlier this season before he resigned and has now come out and admitted that he is 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.
‘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.
‘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.’
Kokcu has been impressive over in the Dutch League and his numbers are impressive, but making the move to the Premier League from the Dutch League has proven very difficult for many players over the seasons. Kokcu has much to prove and considering Chelsea are one of the biggest clubs in the game, he may struggle to get the game time at Stamford Bridge that he would like. So guys, is he really the right type of signing that would make an impact on this Chelsea side?