Bournemouth have secured the loan signing of Turkish international striker Enes Unal from Getafe, with a potential £14 million permanent transfer looming in the summer according to The Sun.
The 26-year-old, who boasts 36 goals in 105 appearances for Getafe, will undergo a medical in Madrid today ahead of Bournemouth’s crucial Premier League clash against West Ham.
Unal was in a rich vein of form until injury ruled him out of action for most of this season season.
He recently returned after making a full recovery and scored in his first start back in the 3-2 defeat against Osasuna last week.
This acquisition could pave the way for Kieffer Moore’s departure, with Championship club Ipswich Town eyeing a loan deal for the current Cherries frontman.
Unal, despite failing to feature during his 2015-2017 stint at Manchester City, brings international experience to the table, having accrued 32 caps for Turkey.
City signed him as a youth prospect before loaning him out and selling him to Villarreal.
I included the highly rated youngster in The Guardian Top 60 2014 edition. After ups and downs Unal has developed into a dangerous striker and will be returning to the Premier League.
His move aims to offer valuable support to Dominic Solanke, Bournemouth’s current leading scorer with 12 Premier League goals.
This transfer comes amidst heightened interest in Solanke, with Tottenham Hotspur reportedly preparing a £50 million bid, following a rejected offer from Newcastle last month. West Ham, unable to secure Solanke last summer, also retain interest in the striker.
Bournemouth are currently 13th in the league on 25 points, seven points above the relegation zone and 18 points off a European competition finish.