Although many believe Under can leave Roma next summer, the Turkish talent and Perez can be a formidable pair on the right offensive flank (Stats).
Football is still on hold and the European leagues may be over this season. Clubs are likely planning their next moves putting in place strategies to limit foreseeable economic losses. The sale of some players may be the only solution at times.
One of the most sought after players on the next transfer window may be Cengiz Under. According to the powerful econometric approach developed by CIES Football Observatory, the value of the Turkish star may be between €30 and €40 million. The 22-year-old offensive winger still has a long contract with the Lupi (until June 30, 2023), but in the last couple of seasons, rumors of his possible departure have been increasingly insistent.
A few months ago, Roma made a smart move by purchasing the talented Carles Perez from Barcelona. Although the Spaniard would be capable of replacing Under, these two players would provide great potential for years to come.
By analyzing their performance using the approach developed by CIES based on six key areas of the game (rigor, recovery, distribution, take on, chance creation, and shooting), we can see that while Under is the better option to attack the opponents, Perez may be very useful for the development of Fonseca‘s football.
The Turkey international seems to be Roma’s best option for creating chances (values reported = 80 vs 46) while the talented Spanish winger is great in ball distribution (70 vs 46).
In light of that, Carles Perez seems to be very good at dueling against the opponents and at minimizing their goal opportunities. Cengiz Under, instead, has a great ability to provide assists to his teammates.
Roma should confirm both players next season. Perez could be extremely useful even when playing behind the striker. When Zaniolo will be fit and ready to play, the Giallorossi may have the best group of right-wingers in the Italian league.