Manchester City striker Enes Unal sent to Belgian side Genk on loan

Manchester City have sent new signing Enes Unal on loan to Belgian club Genk for the season.

Unal, 18, became City's first summer buy when they paid Bursaspor £2 million to bring him to the Etihad Stadium.

But the Turkey striker, who has won one cap for his country, will play no part in Manuel Pellegrini's squad in the coming campaign.

Unal, who became the youngest scorer in the Turkish Super Lig in 2013, will instead play for the team who finished seventh in the Jupiler League last season.

The player expressed his excitement at the move -- which sources told ESPN FC was in the works earlier in the week -- being confirmed via his Twitter account.

He arrived a City with prolific records at lower levels after scoring 25 goals in 24 games for Turkey's under-16s and 182 times in 110 games for Bursapor's reserves.

Unal appeared for City in their preseason tour of Australia, playing against Adelaide, Melbourne and Roma without finding the net.

After his arrival, City signed a second teenage forward, in Fulham's Patrick Roberts, although the young striker likeliest to play a part in their first team this season is Kelechi Iheanacho.