Inside Futbol is claiming in an exclusive that Newcastle have enquired about bringing Roma winger Cengiz Under in on loan this season. However, it appears that Roma are only open to offers of a permanent deal for the Turkish international.
Cengiz started only 10 league matches for Roma last season and is reportedly available for around £23m. He has been linked with moves to Arsenal and Tottenham in the past. Leicester City, Hertha Berlin, and Napoli are currently also tracking the 23-year-old.
Newcastle are in the process of offloading some players before they can add any more to the ranks. Chief candidates to be sent packing are Yoshinori Muto, Jacob Murphy, and DeAndre Yedlin.
If destinations can be found for Muto and Murphy bringing in another attacker could be on the cards. However, it is expected Bruce would add another natural striker rather than a winger.
Cengiz (shown above) is versatile and can play through the middle or on either wing but he is primarily deployed on the right flank. He is prone to the odd knock but his productivity at Roma has been compelling.
Since joining three years ago from Turkish club Basaksehir, Cengiz has scored 17 goals while adding 13 assists in his 88 appearances. He is also a Turkish international with 21 caps and 6 goals.
Cengiz is an electric player who would be an exciting addition if Newcastle could get him on board. However, that looks to be a distant possibility at the moment with Roma wanting a straight cash deal and Newcastle likely looking at loans.