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The 23-year-old has spent the last three seasons in Serie A and will now join up with his new team-mates ahead of this weekend’s game against Burnley at King Power Stadium.

 

An international teammate of City defender Çağlar Söyüncü, the winger has 21 caps to his name, and made his senior debut for his country aged 19.

Speaking to LCFC.com, Cengiz said: “I can’t wait to go to Leicester and start training. I’ve always wanted to play in England and this is a great opportunity to play in the Premier League.

 

“I will try to help my team-mates on the pitch and off the pitch and I believe that I can improve my performance every day. I think I am fast and can create lots of chances for my colleagues. 

 

“I feel very good because my best friend plays for Leicester City. I am very happy to be able to play with Çağlar [Söyüncü] and I always watched Leicester’s games because of him.”

 

He joined Italian side A.S. Roma from İstanbul Başakşehir in the summer of 2017, and became the youngest Turkish player to score in the UEFA Champions League when he made his debut in the competition against Shakhtar Donetsk in February 2018.

 

Born in Sındırgı, Ünder, alongside Söyüncü, is a product of the Altinordu youth system and progressed to their First Team before securing a move to İstanbul Başakşehir ahead of the 2016/17 Süper Lig campaign.

 

After starring for Başakşehir and establishing himself as one of his country’s most exciting talents, Ünder moved to the Italian capital and joined A.S. Roma, making his bow against Inter Milan in August 2017.

 

He netted seven times in 26 Serie A games in his first season at Stadio Olimpico before scoring a further eight goals in all competitions the following year, including three strikes in the UEFA Champions League.

 

Last season, the Turkish wideman found the net on three occasions in 18 league games as Paulo Fonseca’s side finished in fifth place.

 

Internationally, Ünder has won 21 caps and scored six goals, with his debut coming against Kosovo in a FIFA World Cup qualifier in December 2016. More recently, he helped his country to qualify for UEFA Euro 2020, due to take place next year.

 

Obviously mentions the bromance with Cags :D Watched us because of him, too.

Very excited with this!

 

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Ünder’s Numbers: Making His Mark For Club & Country
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Leicester City’s second signing of the summer, Cengiz Ünder, has enjoyed a remarkable rise from the grassroots game in Turkey to joining Italian powerhouses AS Roma and achieving international acclaim for his home country.

Ünder’s Numbers: Making His Mark For Club & Country
After signing this week, initially on loan, the talented 23-year-old winger adds an extra splash flair to Brendan Rodgers’ first team squad, as well as a high degree of experience on the European stage.

To help the Blue Army acquaint themselves with the Club’s new loan signing, LCFC.com looks back on his career to date in numbers…

43 - Goals in which Ünder scored for Altınordu, İstanbul Başakşehir, Roma and the Turkey national team over his short career to date.

Six - The number of years Ünder has been friends with new Foxes team-mate Çağlar Söyüncü, spanning back to their time together at Altınordu’s academy.

21 - Appearances for Turkey’s youth teams, Under-18s, Under-19s and Under-21s, before graduating to senior level in 2016 – where he has also made 21 outings to date.

19 - Cengiz’s age when he made his debut for Başakşehir in 2016/17 as they finished above Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray in the Süper Lig, losing out to Beşiktaş in the title race.

Nine - Goals in 2016/17 for club and country, earning the teenager acclaim in Turkey, and a move to join Italian giants Roma the following summer.

Six - Goals for Turkey, starting in a 3-0 debut win over Moldova in March 2017, culminating in another effort during a 2-0 victory over France in UEFA 2020 EURO qualifying last summer.

One - Turkish Footballer of the Year award, following a string of exceptional performances in 2018, scoring 14 goals for Roma and Turkey in total.

41 - Minutes it took for Cengiz to score his first UEFA Champions League goal on his debut in the competition against Shakhtar Donetsk in February 2018.

Zero - The number of players from Turkey to have opened their accounts in the Champions League at a younger age than Ünder.

772 - Minutes played in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League for Roma over the past three seasons.

13 - Serie A goals in a Roma shirt, usually from either flank.

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