As per a report from Italian switch knowledgeable Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal tried to coax Roma star Cengiz Underneath to the Emirates in January, with the Gunners remaining ‘firmly’ fascinated by a transfer for the winger this summer season.
Underneath, a 21-year-old Turkish worldwide, arrived on the Stadio Olimpico from İstanbul Başakşehir in the summertime of 2017.
Roma splashed out a payment of €13.four million on his signature, following Underneath’s hugely-impressive solitary marketing campaign within the Tremendous Lig.
On the time, the Giallorossi had been rumoured to have overwhelmed off curiosity from a few of European soccer’s largest golf equipment in securing a deal for the fleet-footed wide-man.
Nevertheless, Underneath initially struggled to search out his ft through the early months of his stint within the Italian capital.
Following a disappointing opening-half to his debut Roma marketing campaign, although, the Turk subsequently burst onto the scene with a string of sensational shows for Roma following the flip of the yr.
Having failed to search out the online throughout his first 6 months with the capital outfit, Underneath notched 5 objectives over the area of four fixtures between the 4th and 21st of February, lastly showcasing to followers of Eusebio Di Francesco’s males precisely why the membership had agreed to fork out over 13 million Euro on his signature.
All advised, he went on to rack up eight objectives and a couple of assists throughout all competitions final season.
And the 10-time capped worldwide has since loved an equally-impressive marketing campaign up to now this season. Between Serie A and the Champions League, Underneath has instantly contributed to 12 objectives for Roma.
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As such, unsurprisingly, Underneath’s spectacular type, coupled along with his room for development, have seen quite a lot of the Premier League’s largest golf equipment categorical an curiosity within the Turk.
A report from Calciomercato in November revealed that each one of Manchester Metropolis, Liverpool and Arsenal had been eager on Underneath. Tottenham and Bayern Munich, in the meantime, have additionally been named as critical suitors of the Roma star.
Arsenal lead the race?
And, as per an replace from Calciomercato this afternoon, it’s Arsenal who look like the outfit pushing hardest for Underneath’s signature.
Citing data obtained by dependable Italian switch knowledgeable Fabrizio Romano, the Gunners ‘tried to make a transfer occur in January’, after membership scouts attended quite a lot of Roma’s fixtures to look at the gifted winger in motion.
Evidently, a transfer didn’t come to fruition, however Arsenal stay ‘very ’ in securing Underneath’s providers come the summer season.
The capital giants are set to have scouts current at additional Roma outings this month, with Unai Emery intent on getting a deal for one in every of his key targets over the road within the close to future.
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