Arsenal Transfer News: Gunners To Bid £50m For Serie A’s Young Star Winger

Cengiz Under
ROME, ITALY - NOVEMBER 27: Cengiz Under of AS Roma, Marcelo of Real Madrid during the UEFA Champions League match between AS Roma v Real Madrid at the Stadio Olimpico Rome on November 27, 2018 in Rome Italy (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Arsenal are reportedly eyeing a move for Roma youngster Cengiz Under for a sum of €50 million in the January transfer window.

Who is Wonder-Kid, Arsenal Target Cengiz Under?

Cengiz Under has been a revelation for the Serie A giants since his move from Istanbul Başakşehir last season. He has since scored nine goals in 38 games for the capital club, emerging as one of the most promising young talents in European football.

Arsenal’s target Cengiz Under is a pacy player with vision in front of goal, having scored five goals this season and also having four assists to his credit, proving that he also has an eye for a pass.

Why do Arsenal Need Him?

Arsenal are in need of a versatile player to provide width along a forward line in a squad brimming with options better suited to playing through the middle and signing the 21-year-old Cengiz may fix one of their starting positions.

Arsenal are keen to bolster their options in the right wing position where they have tried a lot of options including Mesut Ozil, Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and none of them is said to have satisfied manager Unai Emery’s expectations.

What Does the Winger Feel About This?

The Turkish international himself has hinted that he wants to spend the majority of his career in the Premier League.

“Among the leagues I want to play in are La Liga, the Bundesliga and the Premier League, but I want to play in the Premier League the most.”

he told Millet in 2017.

However, Roma are also aware of the interest in the youngster but Roma’s Director of football, Monchi was uncertain if they will offer Cengiz a new deal.

“We haven’t decided anything for Cengiz Under yet”

Monchi told before Giallarosi 1-0 loss to Udinese.

“He is very young, he is improving.”

“But this is not the right moment to discuss a new contract and he must continue the growth process.”

“Let’s leave him in peace to mature at his own pace. What needs to come will come in good time.”

How Would he fit in Islington?

With Danny Welbeck’s contract running out next summer and Alex Iwobi lacking that end-product, Under will be an enhanced replacement for both. And being only 21, Cengiz still has time to develop and will be worth of each penny of the €50 million price.

Arsenal are in a transition phase, with a great manager in Unai Emery. He needs at least two transfer windows to get his best starting XI.

Securing the transfer of Cengiz Under will be a big boost, as his pace and technical ability along with his determined and disciplined attitude will be key in a side that will aim to challenge for the title next season.

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