AS Roma have rejected approaches from Arsenal to sign Turkish youngster Cengiz Ünder, according to reports, with Arsene Wenger keen on the 20-year-old.
Sports Illustrated write that despite the manager showing an interest, Roma have made it clear that the player is not for sale. They apparently have no intentions of selling the winger, who they only signed last summer.
That’s not surprising to hear, considering how well Ünder is playing at the moment. It took him until February to score his first league goal for Roma, after spells in and out of the starting eleven, but since then he’s on a roll.
In the last two months he has six goals and one assist. That includes one goal in the Champions League last-16. For such a young player in his first season in one of Europe’s top-five leagues, that’s bound to turn some heads.
Ünder is also already a full international, making his debut all the way back in 2016. He has three goals in seven appearances for Turkey so far.
All that gives you a pretty good idea why Arsenal are following the winger. For now though, they’re just going to have to wait. Ünder has a contract until 2022, so if Roma don’t want to sell, it won’t be easy to force them to.