Ünal is already one goal away from Soldier’s record

Enes Ünal is just one goal away from equaling Roberto Soldier’s goalscoring record by scoring his 15th league goal last Saturday in the match against Villarreal. The Valencian scored sixteen in the 2009-10 season and is still the best mark for a azulón in the First Division. The Turk will have six opportunities to match and even exceed that figure. The first on Wednesday against Celta in Balaidos.

Ünal’s explosion has been long in coming in Spain, but this season he has become a fundamental player for Getafe with his goals and his game. Last season, the debut season at the Coliseum, he only scored three goals in the league and his performance raised some doubts that have dissipated in this second year. Essential for Quique since his arrival, he scored his first goal on matchday eleven and since then he has shown great regularity. It therefore seems complicated that he will not be able to at least match the Soldier mark in the coming weeks.

Ünal was an early star of Turkish football scoring goals for Bursaspor and the lower teams, earning him a move to Manchester City. After several transfers he triumphed in the Dutch Twente and was transferred to Villarreal. In Spain he has played with the yellow submarine and Valladolid until Getafe disbursed nine million euros for his signing, which is more than amortizing this season. He has a contract until 2025 and many teams are eyeing him in every game. He is very close to going down in azulona history.