Villarreal close in on Unal

Enes Unal

Enes Unal is set to become the latest departure at Manchester City as Villarreal look to complete a permanent deal for the young forward.

The Turkey international was signed by the Citizens in 2015 after he impressed for hometown club Bursaspor as a teenager, when he became the youngest-ever goalscorer in the Super Lig.

After Unal made his City debut on their pre-season tour of Australia, he was subsequently loaned out to Belgian Pro League side Genk and later NAC Breda during his first year on the books of the Premier League giants.

The 20-year-old was once again sent out on loan following the arrival of Pep Guardiola at the helm 12 months ago, and a productive stint with Twente this term has earned him a move to La Ceramica.

Unal bagged 18 goals in 32 appearances for the Tukkers as they finished seventh in the Eredivisie standings to qualify for the Europa League.

With Guardiola planning a squad overhaul during the upcoming transfer window, the Yellow Submarine are pursuing a £12 million move for the youngster, although City have included a buyback clause in their agreement with the La Liga side.

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