Leicester City has announced the signing of Turkish winger Cengiz Ünder from Roma.
The 23-year-old Ünder joined A.S. Roma from İstanbul Başakşehir in the summer of 2017, and became the youngest Turkish player to score in the UEFA Champions League when he made his debut in the competition against Shakhtar Donetsk in February 2018.
He netted seven times in 26 Serie A games in his first season at Stadio Olimpico before scoring a further eight goals in all competitions the following year, including three strikes in the UEFA Champions League.
Last season, the Turkish wideman found the net on three occasions in 18 league games as Paulo Fonseca’s side finished in fifth place in the Seria A table.
Speaking to the club’s website after his move to the King’s Power stadium the winger has this to say. “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.”
Internationally, Ünder has won 21 caps for Turkey and has scored six goals so far for his country. He made his international debut against Kosovo in a FIFA World Cup qualifier in December 2016 at the age of 19.
More recently, he helped his country to qualify for UEFA Euro 2020, due to take place next year.