Leicester is signing Turkish winger Cengiz Under from AS Roma. According to Turkish and Italian sources the agreement between Roma and Leicester is going to be reached on loan with obligation to buy. Leicester will pay a loan fee of £2.7m with a £21.9m transfer fee obligation to pay at the end of the season. Cengiz is set to become second transfer of Leicester in this transfer window after Castagne.
Height: 173 cm
Preferred Foot: Left
Positions: Right and Left Winger
Nicknames: Undertaker/ Cengo
Market Value: £21m
Career History – 37 goals, 28 assists in 189 games
Cengiz started football in Turkish footbal club Altınordu’s academy. Interestingly, Cengiz was a teammate with Caglar Soyuncu at that time. They are both still very close friends. Cengiz played for Altınordu in 58 matches. He performed 11 goals and 9 assists in these games.
He transferred to Basaksehir for £4.3m in July 2016. Cengiz, who played in 43 matches during his 1-year Basaksehir adventure, performed 9 goals and 7 assists that season. And it should be noted that he was only 19 years old that season.
This shining performance soon to be heard in Europe and open him the doors to Italy for Cengiz in summer 2017. Roma paid a transfer fee of £13m for him and he left Basaksehir. Cengiz showed up in 88 games during 3 seasons with the Roma, contributed 17 goals and 12 assists to his team. Undoubtedly, the most memorable moment in his career with Rome was the Champions League match against Barcelona. In this match, Rome eliminated Barcelona, as thanks to his brilliant crossing from the corner.
Cengiz has a football style with powerful left foot and acceleration. He has scored many goals in Serie A from long distance. Last year, he suffered an injury for a long time that negatively affected his career. But he knows his potential. 2019-2020 was a bad season for him because of Fonseca’s choices. But he probably wishes to open a new page in his carrier and the best possible place to open this new page will definitely be with his closest friend. If he succeeds to return his solid form in Leicester which we have seen in Basaksehir and his first season in Rome, we can watch a completely different Cengiz after EURO21. All he needs is a little trust.
Football Manager 2020 and FIFA20 Profiles
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