ENES Unal’s loan move from Getafe to Cherries will become permanent in the summer.

It was always the plan for the striker to join the club once his temporary stay ended, having arrived from Spanish outfit Getafe on transfer deadline day in February.

Unal has largely been restricted to substitute appearances during his time at Cherries, the striker behind Dominic Solanke in the pecking order.

But he got his first Premier League start on Sunday, scoring and providing an assist in a 3-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion.

It takes the Turkey international’s overall tally for the club to two goals from 14 appearances.

Unal’s move to Cherries is set to turn permanent for around £14million, after clauses in the agreement were met.

Formerly on the books of Manchester City, Unal began his career with local club Bursaspor and has since played for Genk, NAC Breda, FC Twente, Villarreal, Levante and Real Valladolid, before making a home at Getafe in 2020.

There he scored 36 goals in 109 appearances and went to the European Championship with Turkey in the summer of 2021.

Discussing Unal with the BBC, boss Andoni Iraola confirmed: “Yes, it (the loan) is going to be permanent.

“I am really happy, especially with his attitude, how he is integrating on the pitch and off the pitch.

“I think it is a very good signing for us.”

He added: “He has been pushing a lot. It has been a difficult situation for him, because it is always difficult to take minutes from Dom Solanke.

“(On Sunday) we decided to play with two up front.

“He had a very clear chance in the first half, but also he was involved in the first goal, very good at attacking the corner.

“I am happy because he scored a really nice goal in the second half.”