Cengiz Under has been on Monchi’s wish-list for years, reveals his agent, and “is one of the reasons why he accepted the Roma project.”
The 20-year-old left-sided winger can also play behind the strikers and has impressed in pre-season following a €13.4m plus bonuses move from Basaksehir.
“Cengiz has a strong personality, but in his heart beats a great deal of humility,” agent Omer Karay Uzun told GianlucaDiMarzio.com.
“Monchi is a magician. He was tracking Cengiz Under when he was still at Sevilla, then after the explosion at Basaksehir, he decided to bring him to Italy.
“Monchi is one of the reasons why he accepted the Roma project. This is a point of arrival, not a launchpad for other things. His pre-season went very well and I think he’ll prove to be one of the best signings of the summer.
“Naturally, he needs time to adapt to a completely different country, lifestyle and football culture. He is always ambitious and has a long-term vision. Football is his life.
“Above all, he is really excited at the idea of conquering Roma. Basaksehir understood this was a huge opportunity and opened the doors to the transfer, as we all realised this was the ideal project for Cengiz Under.”
The Turkey international starts in this evening’s friendly away to Celta Vigo.
Celta Vigo: Sergio; Hugo Mallo, Cabral, Fontas, Jonny, Radoja, Jozabed, Wass, Iago Aspas, Sisto, Guidetti
Roma: Skorupski; Peres, Fazio, Jesus, Kolarov; Gerson, Gonalons, Pellegrini; Iturbe, Defrel, Under
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