Manchester City wants to get rid of Ilkay Gündogan!
First recruit of the Guardiola era at the Skyblues, the German international is pushed out by his club.
This summer, there will be movement at Manchester City. The arrival of Erling Haaland is already going to upset a very well supplied attacking sector. The Brazilian Gabriel Jesus is also announced to leave and in the sights of Arsenal. This evening, a new name has been added to the list of probable departures.
According to the Daily Mail, it is the midfielder Ilkay Gündogan. The 31-year-old German international (56 caps, 14 goals) was Pep Guardiola’s very first recruit when the Spaniard arrived in the northwest of England in 2016. Snatched from Borussia Dortmund for €27m, Gündogan has now been asked to pack his bags with a year left on his contract.
Gündogan went to Madrid…
However, the main interested party said last March that he hoped to stay at the Citizens. “I am very happy at Manchester City, as far as soccer is concerned, there is no more attractive place at the moment. I can imagine staying there beyond 2023. An extension? There are no concrete discussions, but we have a good relationship. I’m still patient. There is no rush.”
Unfortunately for him, the Daily Mail reports that his managers have informed him that an extension is not on the agenda and that he should start looking for a new club. Has Gündogan already found a buyer or was it just a tourist trip? In any case, the tabloid reports that the player flew to Madrid by private jet on Monday morning…