New Bournemouth striker Enes Unal is set to miss the Cherries’ game against Nottingham Forest this weekend according to Andoni Iraola.
The striker joined Bournemouth on deadline day from Spanish side Getafe. The deal is an initial six-month loan with an obligation to buy for €16.5 million. However, with the deal only being confirmed yesterday, the 26-year-old is still yet to get his visa to play in England.
Iraola said: “He’s not here because he’s Turkish he has to go through the visa process and he has already started in Spain but we don’t know.
Sometimes it takes some hours and he can fly back, sometimes it takes one day two days I don’t know how it will work but he’s not here and he’s waiting to go through the visa process whenever it finishes, he will fly straight away but it’s gonna be difficult”.
The Turkish international has also only played three games all season after he picked up a cruciate ligament tear when playing for Getafe last season.
When asked if it was a risk to sign him, Iraola said: “Every time you sign a player it is a risk but I think he’s a proven player because he has showed it, he has a lot of experience for his age he has scored the goals and it’s true he’s coming from an ACL but probably if he’s not in this position the signing is much more expensive”.
“I think it’s something different from Tyler (Adams) and Alex (Scott) because they came injured, they came and they couldn’t play the first day they were here. Enes will come here and if he wants to he can play the next day because he has already played for Getafe”.
In terms of other team news, Bournemouth will be with exactly the same squad that faced West Ham on Thursday night, with Dango Ouattara’s return imminent from the Africa Cup of Nations after Burkina Faso were knocked out to Mali on Tuesday.
You can keep up with the game on the Nerve Sport twitter with a full match report being posted on the website at full time.