Leicester closing in on signing Roma winger Cengiz Under for £24.6m

Fabrizio Romano on 16 September 2020

Leicester are hoping to conclude a deal to sign the Roma winger Cengiz Under on an initial loan with an obligation to buy for €27m (£24.6m) at the end of the season.

Roma are open to letting the Turkey international leave because the 23-year-old with huge potential has failed to nail down a regular starting place.

Under joined Roma from Istanbul Basaksehir in 2017 and has 17 goals in 88 appearances in all competitions for the Giallorosso. He has 21 caps, having made his international debut in 2016. Although left-footed he often plays on the right wing.

Leicester had been interested in Barcelona’s Portuguese forward Francisco Trincão but had a €40m offer rebuffed a few weeks ago. The Leicester manager, Brendan Rodgers, is keen to strengthen his attacking options and a deal for Under is close.

Under has been offered a contract until 2025 and personal terms are not an issue. The clubs are in advanced talks and, barring late, unforeseen problems, Under should join Leicester in the coming week.

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