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The transfer was announced via City’s official Twitter account on Monday afternoon and confirmed the club’s first foray into the transfer market.
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Unal, who was also attracting interest from several top European clubs including Chelsea [via Manchester Evening News], was handed senior debut for Turkey national side back in March whilst he was still a 17-year-old and scored once 19 league appearances for Bursaspor last season.
He will most likely spend the majority of the 2015-16 campaign playing reserve and U21 football for City in order to adjust to life in England as this signing is presumably earmarked as one for the future.
Unal is not expected to be the only new arrival at the Etihad Stadium this summer and since the FFP restrictions were lifted last week [via Independent Sport], many expect last season’s Premier League runners-up to invest heavily in their squad in order to recapture the title from Chelsea.
Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling is understood to be one the of City’s main transfer targets and after seeing two bids for the England international rejected [via BBC Sport], a third offer is expected in the coming weeks according to ESPN Sport.
Other targets reportedly include former Blues playmaker Kevin De Bruyne and ex-Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and the estimated transfer fees for all three players combined could rise to almost £200million [via Manchester Evening News].