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Everton: Roma outcast Cengiz Ünder is on the Toffees’ transfer radar

Everton: Roma outcast Cengiz Ünder is on the Toffees’ transfer radar - Everton

Everton are looking to go in for a second attempt at signing the Turkish winger Cengiz Ünder from Roma, according to reports in Italy.

The Toffees have made a budget available for the newly-appointed manager Carlo Ancelotti since his appointment in December and has even been told to sign a central midfielder, a centre-back and a winger by club hero Kevin Campbell, as per the Express.

The three-time Champions League winner has been promised finances to bring in fresh faces by the club’s majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri, Duncan Castles also revealed on the Transfer Window Podcast (via the Express).

Calciomercato, via Sportwitness, revealed that Ünder will have a price tag between £29m-£34m (€35m-€40m) on his head, with the Serie A giants’ sporting director Gianluca Perachi working on moving the Turkey international out of the club, as per Il Mattino.

The price seems to be inflated for a player that has played just five minutes of football in the past three games and has just one goal in ten appearances during the current campaign.

Ünder missed two months of this season with a biceps femoris muscle injury that he picked up in September, which forced him to sit out of ten games for I Giallorossi, as per TransferMarkt.

Last season, he managed to score three goals and provide six assists in Serie A though, which would explain the interest from the Merseysiders and suggests he could prove to be an effective replacement for the ageing Theo Walcott, who also continues to struggle with his fitness.

It would be a big call for Ancelotti to spend big money on someone who has struggled with injuries over the past few seasons (Transfermarkt). However, his ability to cut inside from the right and shoot on his dominant left foot could eternally end Walcott’s involvement in the Toffees’ team.

If Ünder can get past his injury woes there is an electric young winger in there just waiting to be moulded by a world-class coach like Ancelotti, so it is certainly a risk worth taking considering how little impact Walcott has made during his time at Goodison.

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