Announced on Roma’s official club website, 20 year old Turkish winger Cengiz Under has signed for the Italian club on a 5 year contract for £11.7 million.
Earlier in the Summer, Under was rumoured to be a figure of interest to the Tottenham hierarchy after Turkish outlet Ajanspor has reported sightings of Tottenham and Manchester United scouts watching the youngster in action for former club Basaksehir.
The forward, known as the ‘Turkish Dybala’, was reportedly close to sealing a move to Spurs in May, who according to Radyospor, had fought off interest from United to tempt the youngster to North-London in an £8 million deal.
However, a deal never developed and just yesterday Under’s future was finally revealed, as he officially signed for Italian club Roma.
“I’m delighted to be here and very excited about meeting the fans.” Under said of the move. “My aim is to earn myself a regular starting berth as quickly as possible.”
Roma’s Sporting Director Monchi also gave his opinion on the transfer, explaining how he expects Under to thrive at his new club. He said:
“We are extremely happy with the arrival of Cengiz, a player with great technical ability.”
“We are confident he will quickly adjust to his new surroundings and his quality and talent will be a valuable addition to our squad.”
I believe Spurs may have had some interest in Under, but I’m not sure how close any sort of deal was. At the moment, this is simply yet another player who was linked to Tottenham, but ended up signing for someone else.
Do you think we should have signed Under? Or do you think £11 million is too much for the 20 year old?