Former Netherlands striker Wim Kieft says Orkun Kokçu should move to England.
The Feyenoord captain has been linked with Arsenal and Tottenham, but a move to Benfica has been linked. The Turk is currently in Lisbon to finalize his transfer.
But Keeft said: “When you hear the interest from England and the names of Manchester United and Liverpool being mentioned, one wonders if Benfica should be chosen at this stage of the transfer market.” .
“If you don’t feel confident that you can become a regular base player right away there, you could go to the sub-top of the Premier League, and then Tottenham Hotspur, Brighton & Hove Albion or Aston Villa, and still making that step. You can step on ‘British top.
“From a midfielder who lost the ball too much and was cold-hearted, he has gone from being a decisive player who puts in a lot of effort, runs a lot of distance and is at the front of the game. We have a player, but he could grow to that level in the Premier League, better than Benfica in Portugal.”