Marco Silva already has a plethora of wingers to consider at Goodison Park, but the boss does not appear ready to tackle the Premier League again with Richarlison, Bernard, and Theo Walcott as his primary options.
Instead, it seems the gaffer has his eyes set on Director of Football Marcel Brands adding another potential star in the making to his ranks, with reports in Italy suggesting we have seen a bid for AS Roma prospect Cengiz Under rejected.
TuttoMercatoWEB understand we have regularly shown an interest in the Turkish 21-year-old, who moved to the Italian capital from Istanbul Basaksehir FK in 2017 for a reported €13.4million (£11.8m) plus €1.5m (£1.3m) in add-ons.
Despite his age, the Balikseir-born wide man has been a regular at the Stadio Olimpico when fit, but suffered a torn muscle fibre in January which restricted his involvement from there on out. Even still, Under was able to feature in the Giallorossi’s final three Serie A fixtures in varying capacities to add two assists to his record for the term, which concluded on six goals, eleven assists in all competitions.
TransferMarkt now value the 18-cap international at £31.5million, but it is TuttoMercatoWEB’s understanding that we offered €28million (£24.8m), which Roma felt was too low for a player that has attracted the interest of Sevilla, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Bayern Munch and Real Madrid, according to SporunDiBi.
Corriere Dello Sport, meanwhile, reported in February that Roma may have to sell Under and some of their high-earning players should they fail to retain a place in the Champions League, which proved to be the case with a sixth-place finish in the Serie A.
When it was later shared on Reddit that Roma had rejected our €28million bid for Under, here’s how these supporters reacted…