Manchester City midfielder, Ilkay Gundogan, declined a bid from Borussia Dortmund. He insists that no decision has been made on his future. Arsenal and Barcelona are interested in signing the 32-year-old German international on a free transfer.
Gundogan and Manchester City have not yet reached an agreement on a new contract. Gundogan is still considering his options despite being one of the names on City’s list of released players.
Gundogan’s success at Manchester City
Midfielder joined Manchester City in 2016 from Borussia Dortmund for £20 million and has played a significant role in the club’s success. He made 304 appearances and won 14 trophies. Gundogan captained City to an impressive treble this season, securing the Premier League, FA Cup, and UEFA Champions League.
Gundogan scored important goals for Manchester City during the race for the title and also scored twice in the FA Cup Final against Manchester United at Wembley Stadium earlier this month, scoring an incredible goal just 12 seconds into the match.
Pep Guardiola’s Plea and Dortmund Rejection
Despite Barcelona’s interest, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has personally pushed Ilkay Gundogan to remain with the team. Guardiola acknowledged Gundogan’s quality and underlines City’s desire to keep the midfielder. He hopes that Gundogan will decide to stay with the Premier League champions to continue his career.
Gundogan confirms that he turned down the chance to play for Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga because he has no intention of returning to Germany. Arsenal and Barcelona await his decision.
While Gundogan’s future is still in question, top clubs in Europe are showing interest in him thanks to his performances. Manchester City will be keen to keep him due to his experience and clutch performances. Various rumors from late last month stated that Gundogan was planning to stay at the Etihad Stadium
Manchester City, Gundogan, and prospective suitors will be watching his decision closely as the summer transfer season develops since it will determine the direction of his illustrious career moving forward.