Manchester City are on the verge of completing the transfer of Bursaspor striker Enes Ünal. The 18-year-old striker’s agent Batur Altıparmak and club president Recep Bölükbaşı both stated that Ünal is expected to sign for the Citizens.
“An agreement in principle has been reached. Bursaspor have given Enes permission to join Manchester City and undergo a medical,” Altıparmak told Turkish-football.com.
The highly rated young striker has been linked from everyone from Chelsea to Bayern Munich but remains relatively unknown outside of Turkey.
Below are three facts every Manchester City fan could do with knowing about the Bursaspor wonder kid.
1. Goal machine
Turkish football has for years had an abundance of midfielders but a worrying lack of quality strikers. There has not been this much hype for a Turkish striker since the Bull of the Bosphorus – Hakan Şükü – rampaged across Europe. Ünal’s goal record is quite astonishing; 182 goals in 110 appearances for Bursaspor’s reserves and 24 goals in 25 international games for Turkey at under-16 level before being fast-tracked into the under-19, under-21 sides and senior national sides. Of course scoring in the reserves does not automatically mean a player will achieve the same success at senior level but the 18-year-old already has seven goals for the Bursaspor A team.