Jakarta (ANTARA) – Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is the subject of rumors being linked with big European clubs Juventus and Barcelona and it is believed he could leave the Premier League this summer.
Quoted from Italian Football, Friday, Gundogan’s contract will expire in June 2023 and his side and Manchester City are negotiating a contract extension.
According to a report by German magazine Bild, Gundogan has a desire to leave Manchester City in order to get regular playing time with the aim of earning a place with the German national team at the 2022 World Cup.
In addition, the 31-year-old is reportedly unhappy with the direction Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola is taking and is eager to find a new challenge after six years playing at the Etihad Stadium.
Juventus are reportedly monitoring Gundogan’s situation and are monitoring the German, on the other hand he can also fulfill his dream in the past to play for Barcelona.
An intelligent midfielder with many abilities, signed from Borussia Dortmund in July 2016 for a transfer fee of 27 million euros, Gundogan has made 253 appearances for Manchester City and contributed 49 goals and 33 assists in various competitions.
In addition, Gundogan was also part of Manchester City when they won four Premier Leagues, four League Cups, one FA Cup and two Community Shields.
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