It was almost certainly going to happen. With Paco Alcacer the new record signing, the emergence of Fer Nino and all his potential, Gerard winning the Zarra trophy and a new manager who prefers single striker formations, there was just no room at Villarreal for Enes Unal, and he has been sold to Getafe.
The rumors floating around in terms of fee vary, but it appears taht selling Unal (while we will be taking a loss) will still pay for the transfer fees needed to acquire Coquelin and Parejo. This is undeniably good business by the club. Unail played for a very defensive Valladolid side last term, and acquitted himself fairly well, in my opinion. He’ll be asked to press much more in the Getafe system but I think he has the talent to do well there.
All told, Unal tallied five goals and three assists for Villarreal. In two seasons with Valladolid, he put away twelve goals and five assists, which are very respectable tallies considering how little service he received. While he never hit the heights expected of him when he arrived from Manchester City, he is still just 23 years old and looks to have a bright future playing for mid table La Liga clubs.
It looks like Unal will replace Jorge Molina at Getafe, as they try to build on two of the strongest seasons in their history and make a push to get back into Europe next season. We wish Enes the best of luck at Getafe.