Manchester City’s first signing of the summer transfer window is Enes Unal, 18, from Bursaspor who has signed for a fee believed to be around £2m.
Manchester City are pleased to announce the signing of Turkey international striker Enes Unal from @BursasporSk #mcfc pic.twitter.com/nMvSy07Upw
— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) July 6, 2015
Unal played 37 times for Bursapor’s first team, scoring four times in 37 games as Bursapor finished sixth in the Turkish Super Lig last season.
The Turkish international striker has a formidable record in youth football, with 4 goals from 25 games for Turkey’s U-16 side.
He scored his first top flight goal against Galatasaray aged 16 and made his full international debut in March against Luxembourg.
Unal might be one for the future, however.
City already have promising Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho, 18, available for promotion to the first team squad in the event that Stevan Jovetic and Edin Dzeko depart for Roma and Inter Milan respectively.
With City manager Manuel Pellegrini potentially switching to the same 4-3-3 formation that exists throughout City’s youth teams it’s clear to see why wide players such as Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling are being targeted alongside central midfield powerhouses like Juventus’ Paul Pogba.
And with the official relaxation of Financial Fair Play rules, City can look forward to flexing their cheque book as they seek to strengthen their squad in order to recapture the Premier League title in the forthcoming season.