Cengiz Under: Leicester close to signing Roma winger on loan with obligation to buy | Football News

Turkey international could end up costing Foxes over £24m in transfer fees

Last Updated: 16/09/20 7:09pm

Cengiz Under has six goals in 21 games for Turkey

Cengiz Under has six goals in 21 games for Turkey

Leicester are close to signing Turkish winger Cengiz Under from Roma on loan, with an obligation to make the deal permanent at the end of the season, according to Sky in Italy.

The 23-year-old is set to become Leicester’s second signing of the window, following the arrival of full-back Timothy Castagne from Atalanta.

The Foxes will pay a loan fee of £2.7m for Turkey international Under and commit to signing him permanently for £21.9m at the end of the season.

Under is a left-footed winger who has primarily operated on the right wing for Roma since arriving from Istanbul Basaksehir in 2017.

He has scored 17 goals in 88 games for the Serie A club, who are willing to allow him to leave as he has failed to hold down a first-team place during his three years in the capital.

Leicester’s complicated transfer plans

Sky Sports News reporter Rob Dorsett…

Leicester may wait until later in the transfer window, in the hope that prices fall, as they look to strengthen their squad for an assault on four competitions.

Timothy Castagne scored on his Leicester debut against West Brom

Timothy Castagne scored on his Leicester debut against West Brom

A lot of Foxes fans are questioning why the finances are so tight, after the club received £130m from the sale of two key players – Harry Maguire to Manchester United and Ben Chilwell to Chelsea – in the last two summer windows.

There is not one simple answer to that question.

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