Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Work Permit Blow for City Youngster

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Work Permit Blow for City Youngster

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PROMISING City striker Enes Unal has revealed he cannot link up with the Blues next season fi because he still does not qualify for a work permit.

The 19-year-old Turkish striker has been a big hit playing on loan for FC Twente in Holland, scoring 17 goals in 29 appearances this season.

That has attracted the interest of Dutch giants Ajax and PSV Eindhoven and, reportedly, has led Lazio to make enquiries about his availability, after he was dubbed 'the Turkish Cavani'.

But Unal, who joined City nearly two years ago for a fee of around Pounds 2m, does not meet strict Home Office guidelines which are aimed at preventing non-EU players from flooding English leagues.

He said: "Because I have not played at least 70 per cent of my country's games in the last two years, I do not get any work permit in England. …

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