Real Valladolid Turkish player faces visa hitch to US
Spain's Real Valladolid go to California for preseason tour on Friday, absent Enes Unal lacking US visa
Spanish La Liga team Real Valladolid's Enes Unal could not travel to the U.S. with his team for a preseason tour, as U.S. officials did not grant a visa to the Turkish striker.
Real Valladolid said on its website on Friday that the U.S. embassy in Madrid initially approved Unal'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 Unal would soon be able to travel to the U.S.
Real Valladolid went to California for their preseason tour on Friday but Unal -- lacking a visa -- had to stay in Madrid.
In addition to Unal, the U.S. embassy did not give a visa to the Madrid team's Ghanaian defender Mohammed Salisu.
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