Manchester City veteran midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is set to move to Barcelona .
The British ‘Football Insider’ said on the 30th (Korean time), “Gundoan is ready to leave Man City in the transfer market this summer and join Barcelona as a free agent (FA). Gundoan is ready for a new challenge.” “I am excited about the prospect of playing abroad again after seven years in England. A move to Barcelona is believed to be a long-term dream for Gundogan.”
Gundogan moved to Manchester City in 2016 after being메이저놀이터 called up by manager Pep Guardiola. At the time, he was manager Pep’s No. 1 recruit, so he had a lot of expectations.
Although there were injuries early in the transfer, he quickly established himself as the center of the team. As he played as a starting pitcher every season, he emerged as the center of the passing play pursued by coach Pep. Since they had a vigorous activity here, they were responsible for the back space so that aggressive midfielders such as Kevin the Brawiner and Bernardo Silva could participate in the attack more actively. In case of emergency, he showed versatility by going up to the mezzala position and taking on the role of scoring directly. This season as well, he recorded 4 goals and 4 assists in 37 games and was named to the starting list 31 times.
Gundoan is now over 30 years old, and the contract period with Man City is not far away. He’ll be released as a free agent this summer. Man City wants Gundogan to sign a new contract with the team, but the player is refusing to do so.
Barcelona, who watched Gundogan’s situation like this, is trying to sign Gundogan. Barcelona’s midfield consists of Sergio Busquets, Pedri, Pablo Gavi and Frenkie De Yong. However, manager Xabi Hernandez is looking for a replacement for Busquets. Busquets has been devoted to Barcelona for a long time, but due to his recent aging, many transfer rumors are circulating, such as Major League Soccer (MLS) in the United States.
Barcelona wants free agents who do not incur transfer fees. Since Gundogan can be brought in for free from this summer, coach Xabi chose Gundogan as the player who will play the role of busquets in the midfield.