Cengiz Ünder set for Roma return, Leicester City won’t activate option to buy

RomaPress Staff

Cengiz Ünder will return to Italy this summer after failing to make an impression on Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers.

To date, the attacker has made only 19 appearances in all competitions for the Foxes – primarily featuring in the Europa League.

Rodgers was full of praise for the attacker when he initially joined the club in late September. Since then, though, he has failed to make an impact at the club.

The Northern Irishman was candid when asked about Ünder’s situation last month following a 1-0 FA Cup victory against Brighton.

For Cengo (Cengiz), it’s just adaption to the Premier League,” he said to the Leicester Mercury.

“He’s shown moments of quality for us, but it’s difficult for him because there are other players in his position that understand the Premier League.”

He added, “Having competition in the squad is really important for me and he adds that competition. I think he’s really enjoying his time.”

As a result, Sporx reports that Leicester have no intention of exercising the €25 million option to make the loan permanent. There have been whispers that Ünder could opt to return to his native Turkey this summer after Fenerbahçe expressed interest.

However, the attacker prefers to play in a more competitive league and has ruled this out.