Cengiz Ünder

What They Said About Cengiz Ünder

Cengiz Ünder arrives at Leicester City with a big reputation in Europe after emerging through the youth system in his native Turkey to impress for A.S. Roma in recent years.
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The 23-year-old winger, who has scored six goals for the Crescent-Stars, will spend the rest of the 2020/21 season with the Foxes after joining the Club on loan from Roma earlier this week.

Throughout his still youthful career, Ünder has worked with some of the most reputable managers and players in world football – all of whom were struck by his talents on the flank.

Following confirmation of his switch to King Power Stadium, LCFC.com looks back on some of the most notable things which have been said about the Club’s newest face...

Mircea Lucescu, former Turkey manager: “He is a player with a great future ahead of him. Ünder has also got a sensational shot. He might move towards the centre of the field in the future to put his quality at the service of his team.”

Altınordu manager, Hüseyin Eroglu: “Cengiz’s position [in the game] does not surprise me, to be honest. I think he will go to even better places. When Cengiz was going to Italy, some people were saying that it was a tough league and that he could not be successful. However, Cengiz proved himself. Cengiz is a very good player with good features.”

Aleksandar Kolarov, former Roma team-mate: “People are expecting great things from Cengiz. He is an extraordinary player and nobody is thinking about his young age anymore.”

Claudio Ranieri, former Leicester City and Roma manager: “Cengiz Ünder is a very intelligent player. His reading [of the game] is very good and I am sure he will be a very useful person for us.”

Current Turkey manager Şenol Güneş: “We don't have another player who can dribble like Cengiz.”

Monchi, former Roma and current Sevilla sporting director: “Cengiz is a player with great technical ability […] When the manager and I started looking for a left-footer who could play on the right, we thought of him right away. He is a footballer with great potential who can also play an important role right away.”

Former Juventus, Atlético Madrid, Inter Milan, A.C. Milan and Italy striker Christian Vieri: “I like Cengiz Ünder from Roma. He is a strong player but no one talks about him.”

Eusebio Di Francesco, former Roma manager: “He has this great quality of being able to line up his shot while still hiding it. Just like [Vincenzo] Montella used to do.”

Di Francesco ahead of facing Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League: “If they have big and talented players like [Mo] Salah, we have very big and talented players like Cengiz Ünder. The rightful pride of Altınordu.”

Roma and Italy legend, Francesco Totti: “He has a strong physique with an indispensable and crafty character. Ünder is a super football player.”

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