Iraola Thrilled as Bournemouth Secure Unal Signing Permanently

Source: Bournemouth AFC

Bournemouth manager Andoni Iraola has expressed his delight after the club confirmed the permanent signing of striker Enes Unal from Getafe.

Unal, who has impressed on loan at the Vitality Stadium so far this season season, will put pen to paper on a permanent deal, bolstering the Cherries’ attacking options for the upcoming campaign.

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This permanent acquisition signifies the club’s faith in Unal’s ability to continue his prolific form under Iraola’s management.

The striker’s arrival adds firepower to a Bournemouth side looking to build on their impressive season in the Premier League.

Iraola said: “I think he has been quite consistent, training wise. He trains very well.

“He wants to push. He knows that it’s difficult to get minutes with Dom (Solanke) and he wants to show that both can play together.

“I think he played really well the other day. I value a lot also the performance of Dom Solanke the other day.

“For sure he’s fighting to be the top scorer or to go with England to the Euros. And he played a little bit lower, giving us a little bit more defensive work. And he did it with no complaints.

“He had a very, very good performance. His mindset. I really love it. And I think between Enes and Dom also, they have a good relationship.”

Unal scored and provided an assist on his full debut for Bournemouth in the 3-0 victory over Brighton last week. In total Unal has two goals and two assists in 214 appearances in the Premier League this season making a total of 13 appearances.

Despite his impressive display Unal did not start against Arsenal in the Premier League today. The latest comments from Iraola do however, suggest that Unal will see his playing time increase as he settles in more.