Leicester City journalist Rob Tanner has provided an update on the future of Turkish winger Cengiz Ünder.
The 23-year-old joined the Foxes last summer on a season-long loan deal from Italian side AS Roma, but he has struggled to make a real impact at the King Power Stadium this campaign, playing just 19 games in all competitions, 9 of which were starts, scoring just 2 goals along the way.
With Brendan Rodgers’ men set for another season in Europe next season, they are going to need strength in order to compete on all fronts once again, but it looks as if the Turkish international’s performances haven’t done enough to convince Leicester to keep him on and be part of the team for 2021/22.
Speaking on the 5000/1 Podcast (19:54), Tanner claimed that his time at Leicester City has now come to an end following the completion of the season:
“Ünder, they’re not going to follow through his loan and make his move permanent.”
Is this the right decision by Leicester?
TIF Thoughts on Rob Tanner’s comments about Cengiz Ünder at Leicester City
This is probably the right move for Leicester City to make, as whilst they do need the extra bodies to take on all four competitions next season, they also need to have the quality there as well. And for him to only get two goals all season, as many as defenders Jonny Evans and Luke Thomas, suggests that there are probably better options out there for them.
The more areas that can provide goals for them the better, we saw what an amazing boost Kelechi Iheanacho provided them towards the tail-end of the season, so imagine how much better their league or Europa League campaign could have been if Ünder had been able to chip in with a few more.
If he’d have been more productive with his chances, then there probably would have been a good chance for him to stay on. But based on what happened this season, it’s probably the right move for Leicester and him to part ways.