LAROMA24.IT – At the top of the list of priorities of Petrachi and Fonseca there is the voice to reinforce the defensive package which, after the departure of Manolas is looking for its leader: " Fast and experienced defender" the identikit traced by the Portuguese technician. And while there are rumors of more and more insistence of Lovren Petrachi surprisingly poses the blow in perspective: Roma has bought Mert Cetin a 1997 class defender coming from Gençlerbirliği, with the Giallorossi club preparing to embrace another Turkish player after Cengiz Under.
Born in 1997, born in Ankara, the Turk arrives at Rome for 3.5 million euros. High 1.89, of the right foot, the twenty-two, tried in the past by Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe, totaled in the last season between the second Turkish series and the National Cup 26 presences embellished by a goal. While in the 2017/18 season, which decreed the relegation of the Gençlerbirliği in the second series, Cetin also made his debut in Super Lig the highest Turkish series: 180 'between the Kayserispor and the Bursaspor. Raised in the Gençlerbirliği youth squad with a stage also at the Hacettepe Spor, the Turk in total has collected 63 professional appearances with 2 networks signed. It also boasts 3 appearances with Turkey Under 21, with which it debuted September 11, 2018 against Sweden in qualifying for the European Championships.
Cetin also combines speed with an impressive suitability for Fonseca's game counter the offensive opponents, and an excellent detachment of the head: it will not be rare, therefore, to see him soar even in search of the goal in the opposite area. Among the main features of the Turkish stands the ability to interrupt the adversary tackles in tackle. That, for the Giallorossi defense, is not just a prospectus.