Leicester confirm signing of Roma winger Cengiz Ünder on season-long loan with a view to a £24m permanent deal next summer
- Leicester City have confirmed the signing of Cengiz Ünder from Serie A Roma
- The winger has joined the Foxes on a season-long loan, subject to clearance
- Leicester will £2.7m for the initial loan and a further £21.9m in 12 months
Leicester City have confirmed the signing of Cengiz Ünder from Serie A side Roma.
The winger has joined the Foxes on a season-long loan and will make the deal permanent next summer. The clubs outlined an agreement with Leicester paying £2.7m for the initial loan and a further £21.9m in 12 months.
Under has made 70 Serie A appearances for Roma and has 21 caps for Turkey, scoring six international goals.
Leicester City have confirmed the signing of Cengiz Under from Serie A side Roma
Speaking with the club’s website, Cengiz admitted that Leicester defender, international team-mate and ‘best friend’ Caglar Soyuncu was a big factor in his move.
He told LCFC.com: ‘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.
‘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.’
Cengiz admitted that ‘best friend’ Caglar Soyuncu was a big factor in his move to England
Under has become Leicester’s second signing of the transfer window following the arrival of Belgium full-back Timothy Castagne from Atalanta for £22m, as a replacement for £50m Chelsea signing Ben Chilwell.
Castagne made an impressive debut for his new club, scoring in the 3-0 win at West Brom last Sunday.
The new arrival is set to join-up with his team-mates for training ahead of their Premier League clash with Burnley.