Who’s this promising Serie A sensation on Man City’s radar? The next clever signing by Pep?

Here’s everything you need to know about Cengiz Under

Manchester City are interested in Turkish winger Cengiz Under but probably won’t make an offer. The 21-year-old has expressed his desire to play in the Premier League once he becomes one of the best players in the Turkish and European circuit.

The Cityzens are possibly not looking for an attacking winger right now, especially after getting Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City. However, they might keep the player under their tabs for any future business.

At 21, the Turk still has plenty of years ahead of him and playing for a big club like Roma will help him gain valuable experience before Pep Guardiola gets him to the Etihad

Here’s everything you need to know about Cengiz Under and his style of play:

Cengiz Under

Player analysis – Cengiz Under

Age – 21

Main Position – Winger (Left or Right)

Current Club – AS Roma

Under falls into the category of hot prospects coming out of Turkey to take European football by surprise. The 21-year-old is a speedy winger who is swift on the ball and possesses the ability to dribble past defenders in a flash.

His deftness and maturity with the ball is something impeccable, as he’s been dispossessed only 34 times in 26 league appearances, depicting his assuredness on the ball despite people marking him closely.

The Turk has the pace, clever passing and accurate long-range shooting to become a potent threat on the counter-attacks. Furthermore, playing with a target man like Edin Dzeko helps him deliver devilish crosses into the box which are then attacked by the striker.

Cengiz Under

When he moves to Manchester City, Cengiz Under can take up that right-wing role. He makes clever movements and has a sumptuous left-foot to unleash whenever required.

One of his main weakness is disappearing in games when the team is under the pump defensively, not being able to constantly press high up the pitch. To get into the Guardiola system, the Turk has to learn that quickly, else he might drift from the pecking order.

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All in all, at a young age of 21, Under has more than adequate attributes which show that he can become a great player. As is the case with all inexperienced players, he needs a good manager and subtle improvements in his game to become a European football treasure.

Stats Courtesy –  Whoscored.com

Written by Mizgan Masani

A football enthusiast, who loves to analyse the game in depth. Following various leagues and knowing about the playing styles of different managers intrigues me to the core.
Other than that, I am an Electronics Engineer!

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