Perhaps the biggest news in the Manchester City transfer rumor mill this week was the speculation that the club was ready to leap into a battle to sign PSG star Zlatan Ibrahimovic. But while speculation rages about where that game-making Swede will be playing soccer next season, the Sky Blues also quietly made their first purchase of the summer transfer window, for Turkish youngster, Enes Unal.

At just 18 years old, Unal is still only barely out of his youth career. He kicked off his senior career in 2013 at Turkish club Bursaspor, and is now headed to the Premier League for (hopefully) bigger and better things.

Promise over Proof

At this point, Enes Unal is more of a player with promise than a player who has proved his worth. In 54 Manchester City Home Match Shirt 2015 - 2016appearances at Bursaspor, the young striker netted seven goals-a solid, if unspectacular tally. He also recently made his debut appearance for the senior Turkey national football team, in a March 31st friendly with Luxembourg-evidence that his stock is likely to increase in the coming years.

In favoring promise over proof with this signing, Man City may have just gotten themselves a major bargain: reports state that the Sky Blues only paid £2 million to bring Unal aboard. Sure, Enes might not do too much in the Manchester City home match shirt 2015 2016-it could be a few years before he becomes a member of Man City's starting squad-but with a fee that modest, the soccer club will have ample time to develop his skills before looking for a return on investment.

A Youth Star

While Enes Unal hasn't necessarily set the world on fire since launching his senior career two years ago, he's still a player to watch on the basis of his youth career alone. During his time with Turkey's under-16 squad, Unal scored a remarkable 24 goals in 25 appearances. Those are Messi-level figures, and while they admittedly came in a lower-tier, lower-talent, and lower-pressure environment, they still mark Enes as a potential global soccer star.

Frankly, Manchester City is the perfect place for Enes Unal to develop his talents and learn to score goals in higher-profile matches. He'll be playing alongside a few of the Premier League's best offensive players, including Sergio Aguero (the league's leading scorer for the 2014 2015 season), Yaya Toure, David Silva, and Wilfried Bony.

Bottom line, Enes Unal is in good company at Emirates Stadium. Manchester City will be looking to unlock the Turkish striker's potential in the next few years, and teamwork mentorship will be an important factor in making that happen. And if Unal can become a football player who reliably scores 25 or 30 goals a season, then the Sky Blues could be headed back to the top of the Premier League once more.

Getting Acquainted in Australia

Not that Enes will be seeing many members of the Manchester City starting squad during his earliest days with the club. Shortly after Unal's signing was announced, Sky Blues manager Manuel Pellegrini jetted off to Australia with many of City's younger up-and-comers for the club's summer training camp. It's in Australia that Unal will get acquainted with Pellegrini's coaching style-as well as with other young teammates.

The training camp will likely provide playtime opportunities for most of Manchester City's teenaged footballers-including promising reserve team talent like Manuel Garcia, Kelechi Iheanacho, Jose Pozo, and now Unal. The football club's stars, meanwhile, like Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho, will report for training at the end of the month.

Will the extra focus time give Enes and other up-and-comers the chances they need to earn Pellegrini's respect and land spots on the first team? Or will we still have to wait a few years to see guys like Manuel Garcia and Unal in action in Premier League fixtures? Either way, celebrate Man City's entrance into the summer transfer fray, with a new Manchester City shirt 2015 2016 from Soccer Box!