Fresh off sending a scout to go watch Cengiz Under score a goal at the weekend against Inter in a 2-2 draw, Arsenal now know how much they will have to pay to get the Turkish starlet from Roma.
That is, of course, if you believe Gazzetta dello Sport, who explain a renewal is on the way for the 21-year-old, and say Arsenal’s eyes are ‘getting stronger’ for the player with the pursuit seeing increased scouting.
A sale wouldn’t be sanctioned until the summer, making him a bit of a delayed Christmas present for Unai Emery, but it seems that Roma are ready to accept this could be his last season in their shirt.
Even with a release clause expected to be included in the new contract, Gazzetta believe the Serie A club will ask the Gunners and other interested parties for €50m (so we can assume that will be the clause’s amount), representing a huge profit for Monchi and co., who originally bought him from Basaksehir for just over £12m.
Making 17 appearances, of which he’s started 13, Under has scored four goals and assisted his teammates five times so far this season.