Leicester complete Cengiz Under loan signing from Roma / Reportedly no obligation to buy

Turkish delight

Leicester City have completed the signing of 23-year-old Turkish winger Cengiz Under.

The former Roma wide man has joined on an initial loan move to the east midlands club. There is reportedly no obligation for Leicester to purchase the winger upon the completion of the season. An option to buy, though, is thought to have been included:

Under will provide further reinforcement to Brendan Rodgers’ wide options.

The Foxes currently have Marc Albrighton, Demarai Gray, Harvey Barnes and Ayoze Perez on their books. With the club in Europa League competition this season, it was imperative for Rodgers to add further depth to his squad.

Leicester also have Rachid Ghezzal and Fousseni Diabaté who can play wide, however both are unlikely to see time in the blue shirt this season.

Under joined Roma in 2017 from Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir. Across 70 Serie A appearances, he scored 13 goals and recorded 8 assists. He made his senior Turkish debut before his 20th birthday. He has earned 21 caps for his country, scoring 6 goals.


Under joins international team-mate Çağlar Söyüncü at the King Power, and has already spoken out regarding his excitement ahead of linking up with his colleague:

“I feel very good because my best friend plays for Leicester City. I am very happy to be able to play with Çağlar [Söyüncü] and I always watched Leicester’s games because of him.”

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 31: Jonny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu of Leicester City after their sides 3-1 win during the Premier League match between Leicester City and AFC Bournemouth at The King Power Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

On his happiness at making the move to England, Under continued:

“I can’t wait to go to Leicester and start training. I’ve always wanted to play in England and this is a great opportunity to play in the Premier League.

“I will try to help my team-mates on the pitch and off the pitch and I believe that I can improve my performance every day. I think I am fast and can create lots of chances for my colleagues. “

Leicester City face Burnley in their second league game of the new season today. It is unlikely that Under will feature, but he will no doubt be excited to represent the Foxes as soon as possible.

See also: Arsenal boost: Serie A pair tipped to swoop for Sokratis

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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