Salih Ucan sent to the Roma youth team

Roma starlet Salih Uçan

Salih Uçan has been sent to Roma’s youth side by Rudi Garcia in order to gain experience.

Uçan was left out of Roma’s squad which faced Roma last weekend but appeared in Roma youth’s match against Napoli on Sunday.

The young midfielder was substituted in the 49. minute of the game.

Uçan has played just three minutes of Serie A football this season for Roma.

The former Bucaspor player will decide on his future in January according to his agent Ömer Uzun.

“There is a lot of talk in the press about transfers,” Uzun said.

“Salih will decide on his future in January.”

20-year-old has had trouble adapting to the physical nature of the league and is up against stiff competition with Nainggolan, Keita, De Rossi Strootman and Pjanic all playing in his position.

The Turkish international is currently on a two year loan at Roma, the Italian club have the option to sign the talented playmaker at any time during the loan