Arsenal are planning to bring back a Manchester City player again.
Reporter David Onstein of England’s ‘The Athletic’ said on the 22nd (Korean time), “Ilkay Gundogan’s contract with Manchester City is finalized. Speculation is growing as to whether he will extend his contract or leave as a free agent (FA). “Arsenal have a specific interest in Gundogan and see him as an ideal replacement for Granit Xhaka.”
Gundogan started his playing career in Germany. He made his professional debut at Bochum in 2008 and then played for Nuremberg. From that time on, he displayed his offensive talent. Gundogan scored 27 goals during his time at Bochum, and showed off his attacking instincts with 8 goals and 6 assists at Nuremberg.
It was in Dortmund that his talent blossomed. After moving to Dortmund in 2011, Gundogan faced a major change in his career. This is why he changed his position. Coach Jurgen Klopp, who was in charge of the team at the time, placed Gundogan in a defensive midfielder position rather than an attacking midfielder. he was a godsend Gundogan performed his duty well even in his defensive position and became the main player in the team’s Bundesliga championship.
Gundogan has grown into a top midfielder in the Bundesliga. He played for Dortmund for four seasons, where he was a regular midfielder. Manchester City paid attention to this performance, and in the summer of 2016, he made a new nest in Manchester. 스포츠토토
At the beginning of the transfer to Manchester City, he did not play many games. This is because he suffered a long-term injury and was out for the season. It wasn’t until his second season that he properly announced himself. He played 48 games in the 2017-18 season alone and established himself as a mainstay of the team. Only in Manchester City, he has won the English Premier League (EPL) five times, the English Football League Cup (EFL Cup) four times, and the English FA Cup once.
Although he has passed his 30s, he is still showing off his skills. In particular, this season, as he wore the captain’s armband, he contributed more to the team. He participated in 47 matches (41 starts) in all competitions, scoring 9 goals and 6 assists, helping the team to win 3 consecutive EPL titles.
However, Gundogan’s contract expires this coming summer. Initially connected to Barcelona and Bayern Munich, various possibilities are open. Arsenal is also paying attention here. ‘The Athletic’ said, “Man City will also make efforts to extend the contract with him.” Among the total of four destinations, Gundogan’s choice seems to be important.