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Leicester City complete deal for Roma winger

Leicester City complete deal for Roma winger

Leicester City have agreed a deal with AS Roma to sign Cengiz Under on loan for the season, with an obligation to buy him next summer according to reports.

Leicester will pay Roma £24.6 million at the end of the season, as they seek to reinforce their options in attack with the Turkish international being seen as a very good option to strengthen their squad for the season.

Brendan Rodgers has been in the market for a forward, after failing to bring new Barcelona signing Francisco Trincao on loan at the King Power Stadium.

The loan-to-buy deal is a mark of how the club aims to do its business during the pandemic, with the club's finances being restricted.

The 23-year-old winger joined Roma from Istanbul Basaksehir for £12 million after impressing in Turkey, yet things have not worked out as expected in Italy, and he will be wanting to restart his career once again.

After making 26 Serie A appearances in each of his first two seasons at Roma, Under made just 18 Serie A appearances last season, and the Italian club now wants to sell the winger in order to recover as many funds as possible.

Under is an explosive winger who has plenty of tricks and silky dribbles that will add lots of creativity to the Foxes' attack, who already have numerous forward-thinking players.

Leicester have another Turkish international in Caglar Soyuncu, who might have encouraged Under to go to the King Power, after an extremely successful season for Leicester, as they finished fifth in the Premier League.

Rodgers will hope that he can get the best out of the winger, who managed just three goals last season in 23 appearances in all competitions.


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