Man United given transfer boost as Ligue 1 outfit have offer for wonder-kid rejected
Lille have had their bid for Basaksehir wonder-kid Cengiz Under rejected according to Fotomac.
The Turkish sports newspaper claim that the Istanbul minnows turned down a £6 million [€6.5m] bid.
Per the source, Basaksehir will not listen to offers below their £13.3 million [€15m] valuation.
The news will come as a boost to Manchester United and Tottenham who have been closely linked with the rising star.
Turkish-Football recently reported that both Premier League clubs have been keeping tabs on the Turkish international.
Cengiz Ünder’in golü. pic.twitter.com/YIslb05E2z
— TurkSpor TV (@TurkSporTV) June 11, 2017
Under recently returned from international duty where he scored in the 4-1 win over Kosovo in Turkey’s sixth 2017 World Cup qualification Group I game.
The 19-year-old has now scored in both games he has started for the Crescent-Stars – against Moldova and Kosovo.
Nicknamed the Turkish Dybala, Under has been called up to the last two round of games for Turkey.
Under burst onto the scene this season scoring nine goals and providing seven assists for Super Lig runners-up and Turkish Cup finalists Basaksehir.
The Basaksehir ace has received interest from across Europe. Club president Goksel Gumusdag has confirmed clubs from England and Spain scouting his hot prospect.
“There were scouts from Premier League scouts and La Liga teams at the Besiktas derby,” Gumusdag was quoted as saying by Turkish-Football.
Basaksehir ended up beating Turkish champions Besiktas 3-1, with Under playing a starring role.
German outlet Badische Zeitung also recently reported that Freiburg have a ‘great interest’ in the 19-year-old forward.
Freiburg snapped up 20-year-old defender Caglar Soyuncu from Altinordu last season.
Under and Soyuncu were teammates at the Altinordu academy.