Ilkay Gundogan, a midfielder for Manchester City, is attracting Barcelona interest more and more. Now where some parties to the negotiations over his future think a transfer to Spain is now likely.
Gundogan joined City from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2016. He has played 290 times and scored 53 goals for them. His contract with the defending Premier League champions is set to expire in June. In a few months, Barcelona would be able to sign the 32-year-old. That too without having to pay a transfer fee thanks to that.
In 290 games since joining the Premier League winners in 2016, Gundogan has helped the team win four domestic championships, four Carabao Cups, and one FA Cup. While City are hesitant to let the German go, it is believed the team will look to bolster its midfield in the summer, with Jude Bellingham of Borussia Dortmund being strongly linked to a move to the Etihad.
Barcelona on the verge of signing Gundogan
Barcelona will reportedly need to reduce their payroll by €200 million in order to adhere to LaLiga’s Financial Fair Play regulations. The opportunity to sign Gundogan, though, appears to be an offer that is too good to refuse.
The La Liga leaders’ captain, according to the Premier League champions, is ecstatic to play for them.
Gundogan is a player with a great deal of experience. He has had a lot of success at the top level. If he joins Barcelona, as has been proposed, the team’s calibre will surely increase.
Although if he wouldn’t be a long-term addition, the German might provide additional talent and depth to the midfield, giving manager Xavi more freedom to rotate his players.
Also, young players like Pedri, Gavi, and Pablo Torre would benefit greatly from the experience of such an accomplished player.
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