BVB linked with Feyenoord duo
By Peter Vice @ViceytheSS
Dutch news portal "1908.nl" reports that Dortmund are eyeing up two Feyenoord professionals for their defensive summer re-stock.
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The two names being traded are that of fullback Lutsharel Geertruida and captain Orkun Kökçü. The former could serve as an excellent solution to Dortmund's deficiencies at right-back, particularly following the many anticipated departures on that side. Geertruida may also prove an excellent complement to the anticipated Ramy Bensebaini signing for the left-hand-side.
The report notes looser links with the Dutch squad's young Turkish skipper Kökçü, though the defensive midfielder would certainly be a welcome addition to a roster that lacks a true anchoring defensive midfielder work alongside Salih Özcan. The two Turkish internationals could perhaps compensate for Emré Can's decline in form.
Acquiring the duo definitely wouldn't be a cheap exercise. Geertruida maintains an estimated market value of some €12 million whilst Kökçü's estimated market value has been upped to a whopping €27 million in the latest transfermarkt listings. The latter is now the second most valuable current Turkish footballing professional behind Inter's Hakan Calhanoglu.