It is no secret that Manchester City have a plethora of young attacking talent within their squad. With new signings such as Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus already becoming fan favorites, the club has a fantastic future. Outside of the youngsters who have already broken into the starting XI, there are some fantastic prospects out on loan such as Turkish striker Enes Ünal.
The 19-year-old certainly has a knack for finding the net as he has scored seventeen goals in 28 games for FC Twente in the Eredivisie. Ünal has received loads of praise and even been compared to the likes of former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie.
Despite his amazing form, though, it will be immensely difficult to find a spot in Pep Guardiola’s team with strikers such as Sergio Aguero, Kelechi Iheanacho and Gabriel Jesus fighting for the top spot in the pecking order. Could Ünal displace one of these strikers and get time on the pitch?
Realistically, at least one of these four strikers will need to be shipped out, either permanently or on loan. According to recent reports, Kelechi Iheanacho appears the most likely to move on. The Nigerian, despite his undoubted talent, has been handed a minor role in the squad this season after the arrival of Gabriel Jesus.
This decision relies majorly on preseason performances. If ünal can prove himself during the United States tour, it will surely spell the end for Iheanacho. If the young Turk fails to impress the manager, he will almost definitely be sold. He's too good for another loan unless it's to play in a top competition such as the Premier League.
If Enes ünal wants to succeed at the Etihad, it is absolutely crucial that he steps up during the preseason tour and displays that he carries enough talent to make a contribution to the squad. If not, he will play elsewhere.