Man United & Man City receive transfer boost after Tottenham declare themselves out of wonder-kid race

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Man United & Man City receive Cengiz Under transfer boost

Basaksehir wonder kid Cengiz Under has been closely linked with a Premier League move this summer.

Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham have all been closely linked with Under.

Spurs have however, declared themselves out of the race.

In fact according to Football.London they ‘have no interest’ in signing the 19-year-old.

Per the source, Spurs were ‘perplexed’ as to why they have been linked with Under.

The reason why is pretty simple.

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Basaksehir manager Abdullah Avci told TRTSpor last month: “Yes, it’s true there is some interest for Cengiz. It’s normal that the clubs like Tottenham and United are showing interest for him because the kid is a good footballer.”

Tottenham may be out the running but Manchester City are well and truly leading the race.

A source close to Under revealed to Turkish-Football that while United scouted the 19-year-old throughout the season, City have actually made an offer.

City officials held talks in Istanbul with Basaksehir last month over a transfer for Under.

Talks lasted four-hours but the first round of negotiations did not reach a successful conclusion.

City were prepared to go as high as €8 million but Basaksehir demanded €12 million.

Despite a deal not being reached talks have continued throughout the week and City officials are expected back in Istanbul for the next round of negotiations.

The Istanbul minnows are open to the idea of Under joining a Premier League side but are reluctant to accept a fee below their asking price as 30 percent of any future deal will go to Altinordu.

Under scored nine times and provided seven assists in his debut season in the Super Lig last season.

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  • Peter London

    “Spurs were ‘perplexed’ as to why they have been linked with Under.”

    So they weren’t in any kind of ‘race’. They weren’t, as the lingo goes, ‘linked’ to this player by anyone but a third or fourth party. Harry Redknapp when he was Spurs manager used to have this same problem with media reporting. On holiday in Spain he’d pass the time with a relative or couple of mates by attending a local football match every few days, you know with 22 players on the pitch at the same time, whereupon it’d be claimed he’d really gone to see footballer X, Y or Z. The motives ascribed to Redknapp by people wanting 2+2 to equal 22, were misleading.