Real Valladolid Turkish player faces visa hitch to US
Real Valladolid said on its website on July 12 that the U.S. embassy in Madrid initially approved Ünal's travel to the country, but the player was yet to receive a definitive visa which would have allowed the 22-year-old forward to enter the U.S.
It added that the club hoped Ünal would soon be able to travel to the U.S.
Real Valladolid went to California for their preseason tour on July 12 but Ünal-lacking a visa- had to stay in Madrid.
In addition to Ünal, the U.S. embassy did not give a visa to the Madrid team's Ghanaian defender Mohammed Salisu.