There is something about Cengiz Under that attracts Mauricio Pochettino time and again.
Under enjoyed a fine debut campaign at the Stadio Olimpico where he scored eight goals in all competitions. He also impressed during Roma’s impressive Champions League campaign as they reached the semi-finals.
The Turkish attacker has been impressive in the current campaign as well, scoring one goal, and registering two assists in six Serie A games. No wonder why Spurs still reportedly retain an interest in him.
According to CalcioNews24, Spurs are still keeping tabs on his development. His price-tag has soared. Roma are looking to tie him down on a new contract which could contain a release clause in the region of £50 million.
Spurs missed out on him once, but if an opportunity arises they should not hesitate to spend the money. He is a player of vast potential, and at 21, his best playing days are well ahead of him.
While Pochettino has assembled a solid attacking set-up, he can still accommodate the Turkish forward, who can play both on the right and the left attacking midfield.
If he turns out to be a success, Spurs can sell him at a high price. While at the same time, being so young, he will have a resale value, and so, financially a move for him makes sense.
He would represent a smart signing for the club. Spurs invested heavily on young players in recent years, and could Under be the next one in the line?