Date: 6th December 2018 at 6:40pm
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According to Corriero dello Sport via Sport Witness, Tottenham are lining up a £46m for AS Roma forward Cengiz Under. The 21-year-old joined the Serie A outfit from Basaksehir in 2017 and has gone on to score and create 19 goals in 49 appearances in all competitions. Under has contributed nine goals in 17 games this season too.

The Turkish international would certainly improve Mauricio Pochettino’s squad, but it’s hard to see Spurs paying so much money for a player that wouldn’t be guaranteed a starting spot. Signing an attacker doesn’t appear to be high on the priority list either, with Tottenham more in need of a central defender and central midfielder to replace Mousa Dembele.

Under operates on the right wing, has a good eye for goal and excessive pace. He’s capable of travelling long distances with the ball, turning defence into attack in seconds and is proficient at whipping crosses into the box. The former Altinordu man is adept at beating his opponents in one-on-one situations and is in the mould of a Tottenham player.

However, with Pochettino having Erik Lamela, Heung-min Son and Christian Eriksen in the squad, there’s little value spending so much money on a fourth option.

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article

 

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