Reported Everton summer target Cengiz Under pens Roma contract extension

Cengiz Under during the Italian Serie A football match between A.S. Roma and F.C. Torino at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, on january 19, 2019.

The Toffees reportedly saw a £24.8million bid for the Roma and Turkey winger turned down.

Cengiz Under during the Italian Serie A football match between A.S. Roma and F.C. Torino at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, on january 19, 2019.

One of Everton's reported summer targets has signed a new deal with his current club, likely putting an end to any realistic possibility of the Toffees pursuing the player next year should the interest have been true.

Roma winger Cengiz Under has penned a contract extension at the Serie A club which commits him to the Stadio Olimpico until the summer of 2023, the Giallorossi confirmed on their channels including Twitter.

 

In early June, Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb claimed that Everton had launched a €28million (£24.8million) bid for the Turkey international, but it was rejected by his club, while Gianluca Di Marzio claimed in July that Bayern Munich were after his services.

There was little development on the Everton front after the reported rejected bid and, with the English transfer window shutting last week, any pursuit from the Toffees would have been put on ice until January anyway, while Bayern would more likely be more gutted as their window remains open until the start of September, so their hopes have been dashed.

Cengiz Under of Roma during the Italian Serie A football match AS Roma v Cagliari at the Olimpico Stadium in Rome, Italy on April 27, 2019

"Every day I’ve felt more in love with this city, this club and these fans," Under told the Roma media team. "This is a very happy moment for me. I want to thank the club for allowing me to achieve my wish and continue playing for AS Roma.”

The 22-year-old moved to the Italian capital side from Istanbul Basaksehir two years ago for a reported £12.8million fee (Transfermarkt) and has gone on to score 14 goals and provide 15 assists in 65 appearances for the club, while also winning 19 senior caps for Turkey, netting six times (Football Italia).

Pontus Jansson of Sweden and Cengiz Ünder of Turkey competes for the ball during the UEFA Nations League B group two match between Sweden and Turkey on September 10, 2018 at Friends Arena...

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