Former Tottenham forward Emmanuel Adebayor has given his backing to Tottenham’s latest transfer target Cengiz Under. The 19-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Spurs, who have reportedly made an £8 million offer for the player. We are not the only club interested in signing the youngster, as it is reported that Manchester United are also keen on the winger. He has provided a major impact on the Turkish football this season after helping Istanbul Basaksehir to finish second in the Turkish league table. As a result, they have been able to qualify for the Champions League next season.
Cengiz Under came to Istanbul Basaksehir only in the summer for around £700,000. Yet, the club stands to make a ten-fold profit on the player. He featured in 31 league matches over the course of the campaign and managed to return with figures of seven goals and five assists. Tottenham have clearly been left impressed with the player, but none more so than Emmanuel Adebayor. Our former striker believes that Cengiz Under has all the qualities of being a top signing for Spurs. Adebayor played with Cengiz and has seen him from close quarters.
Despite being a winger, Cengiz was able to score more goals than Adebayor, who netted six times over the course of the campaign. The Togo striker believes that Cengiz is on his way to becoming one of the top names in European football. As quoted by Ajansspor, he said:
“A very talented footballer. If he takes care of himself and maintains his development, it may be a great name to be familiar with Europe.”
Cengiz has a contract with the Turkish outfit until June 2021. Now, it is believed that the club may be ready to offer him a new contract in the hope of keeping him. However, this transfer has been showing no signs of a let-up in recent weeks and Spurs continue to chase the player.
Adebayor’s backing of Cengiz comes at an important time, as Spurs step up the pursuit of the 19-year-old.