Man City still have plans for Enes Unal despite selling him

Manchester City sold striker Enes Unal to Villareal but his agent has revealed the club still have plans for him.

 

Manchester City included a buy back clause for star striker Enes Unal because they believe he has a part to play for City in the future, according to Unal’s agent.

The Turkish striker signed for Villareal on a permanent deal last week for €12m.

But Unal’s agent has said that City didn’t want to let him leave on a permanent basis and wanted to sort another loan deal.

Instead an agreement was reached where City have an option until 2020 to buy Unal back should they wish.

When asked if City had a say in which team Unal joined agent Batur Altiparmak told BeinSportsTR: “No, not really. We were in constant communication since February.

 

“They said to us that you’re free to choose. In fact, City wanted to loan him out for another year. But if you go out on loan, then it means you’ll have to go to a weaker club.

 

“We told City that selling him might make sense. They said to us if we sell him then it has to include a buyback clause because we believe he has a part to play at City for the future, and then we put a buyback clause in the deal.”

Unal impressed on his season long loan at Dutch side FC Twente.

The 20-year-old finished the campaign with 18 league goals – the most any Turkish player has ever managed in a single Eredivisie campaign.

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