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'My best friend plays for City': Leicester confirm signing of Cengiz Under


Leicester have agreed terms for the signing of the Turkish winger Cengiz Under on a season-long loan from Roma.

The 23-year-old was due to join up with his new teammates ahead of Sunday’s game against Burnley, although the move is subject to Premier League and international clearance. It is understood that Leicester have the option to buy Under, who is a Turkey international, at the end of the loan period.

Speaking to club’s website, Under said: “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.” Under made his debut for Turkey aged 19 and will now play at club level alongside his international teammate Caglar Soyuncu.

“I will try to help my teammates on the pitch and off the pitch and I believe that I can improve my performance every day,” said the winger. “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 Caglar and I always watched Leicester’s games because of him.”

Under began his senior career with Altinordu before moving to Istanbul Basaksehir in 2016 and then making the switch to Italy a year later. He has made 70 league appearances for Roma, scoring 13 goals.



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