Ilkay Gundogan, 32, is leaving Manchester City.
“Man City captain joins Barcelona on a free transfer,” the British public broadcaster BBC reported on April 22.
“Guendouzi is believed to have received a new offer from City but negotiated a more lucrative three-year contract with Barcelona. Pep Guardiola is keen to keep hold of Guendouane, who has been an essential part of his side’s bid to win the 2022-23 treble.”
The German midfielder joined City from Dortmund in the summer of 2016 for a fee of €27 million. Since then, he has been a consistent performer and a licorice in City’s golden era. 먹튀검증
The record speaks for itself. In his seven seasons at the club through the 2022-23 season, Guendouane scored 60 goals and provided 40 assists in 304 games. He also won five English Premier League (EPL) titles, two English FA Cups, four English Football League (EFL) Cups, and two FA Community Shields with City. And then he added the final piece to the puzzle: the big one (winning the Champions League).
Guendouan last signed a new contract in August 2019, which expires on June 30. In January, he was thought to be in talks to extend his stay, but nothing has been formalized until now. In the meantime, he was linked to Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Arsenal, and Paris Saint-Germain.
In the end, he chose Barcelona. Earlier, Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo reported Gundogan’s move to Barcelona before the Champions League final. It wasn’t long before news of the deal broke.
“Man City’s last attempt was for 1+1 years. On the other hand, it was 2+1 years for Barcelona.” According to the outlet, Guendouan’s personal agreement with Barcelona was finalized earlier this week and he has completed a medical in Germany.
European transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano also confirmed the deal, tweeting “Here we go” and adding: “The deal was finalized a few minutes ago. Guendouane has agreed to a two-year contract, valid until June 2025, with an option for a one-year extension.”
As a result, the Man City captain will play for Barcelona from next season. Farewell to the ‘Citizen’ with fond memories. 안전토토사이트