Ilkay Gundogan is a highly sought-after player in the current transfer market as his contract with Manchester City expires at the end of the season. Barcelona is among the top clubs eyeing the German international, with Chelsea also showing interest. Recent reports have suggested that Gundogan is in advanced talks with Barcelona for a free transfer this summer, but the midfielder denied having signed any contract yet.
Ilkay Gundogan on Barcelona transfer
Speaking to the media, Gundogan said, “Barcelona deal done? My future is not yet decided — obviously, there are talks in the background. But I won’t go into details now. I have not signed anything yet,” adding that he is happy at Manchester City, where he is currently the team captain. The midfielder’s successful stint at Etihad is well-known, with Pep Guardiola also keen on retaining him.
However, Barcelona is still keen on signing Ilkay Gundogan. With the player possibly forming a crucial partnership with Pedri and Frenkie de Jong in the midfield position. Alternatively, he could also replace veteran Sergio Busquets, who may leave Camp Nou at the end of the season.
Gundogan’s comments have not deterred Barcelona, and it is now up to the Catalan club to make a move and secure the services of the former Borussia Dortmund star, who could prove to be a valuable addition to the team ahead of the summer transfer wind