Kokcu has been linked with a move to the Stadio Artemio Franchi and Vincenzo Italiano confirmed the club’s interest. However, the 21-year-old doesn’t seem willing to join the Viola.
“I respect them, but they are not superior to Feyenoord,” he told TRT Sport.
“I’m aware of their interest, but I don’t think it would be a step forward in my career. Fiorentina are not among the options.”
The Tuscans will likely make an offer for the 27-year-old if they qualify for the Conference League group stage.
“The choice was clear with Simeone,” Hellas Verona coach Cioffi said at a press conference today.
“He was no longer motivated, so he was out. Antonin is in a grey zone. He is a great professional, he wasn’t fully fit when the pre-season began, but now he is recovering and at some point, sudden choices are made.”