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Monday 24 July 2017

Manchester City agree buy-back clause with Villarreal for Enes Unal

Pep Guardiola, pictured, has until 2020 to buy Eres Unal back from Villarreal
Pep Guardiola, pictured, has until 2020 to buy Eres Unal back from Villarreal

Manchester City have until 2020 to re-sign Enes Unal after agreeing a buy-back clause with Villarreal.

The 20-year-old Turkey international never played a competitive match for City after arriving from Bursaspor in 2015 and he enjoyed several loan spells prior to joining the Yellow Submarine on a five-year deal on Wednesday. He scored 18 Eredivisie goals for FC Twente during the 2016-17 campaign.

But City have reserved the option to take the striker back in the next three seasons and, though the figure remains undisclosed, it is thought to be under £20million - hardly a stretch for any player considered good enough for their first-team squad.

Villarreal welcomed Unal to the club with a glowing post on their official website, writing: " The Turkish footballer is one of the most promising footballers in Europe at just 20 years of age.

"He is a strong player of great stature, but also possesses great technical ability with the ball at his feet: dribbling, change of pace, a knack for getting in behind the defence and attacking the goal.

"Strong in the air, Unal also has a powerful shot and is dangerous on set-plays, making him the complete footballer at just 20 years old."

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