Barcelona Transfer News: Ilkay Gundogan, a 32-year-old midfielder for Manchester City, has drawn attention from Barcelona ahead of the next season
Barcelona Transfer News: FC Barcelona are reportedly interested in signing Ilkay Gundogan, according to a report by Football Insider. The Catalan giants are in the middle of a financial crisis and are trying to strengthen their roster for the next season. The 32-year-old has been marked as a possible victim.
The summer marks the conclusion of Gundogan’s current contract with City. And there have been no discussions of renewal as of this writing. There is a lot of interest from teams across the world since the German international will be a free agent in a matter of months.
The 32-year-old moved to Manchester from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2016. And since being a member of the blue squad, he has only improved. The German international has played in 290 games and contributed 90 goals. [ Barcelona Transfer News ]
Since joining the City team, he has played a crucial role. And, he or she has been the team captain on many occasions this season. Eight of Gundogan’s 37 appearances have resulted in goals.
He has been an integral part of their squad this season as they try to win their third consecutive Premier League title. City would want to keep the 32-year-old for another season, but he has not committed to staying. [ Barcelona Transfer News ]
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Will Barca get him?
According to media sources, representatives of the German international have already met with Barcelona. When he becomes a free agent this summer, the Catalan giants will be among the first to sign him.
After taking over as club manager, Xavi has excelled. Yet, he has singled out a few foci for improvement. The Spanish boss thinks they might need some upgrades in the midfield. He thinks Gundogan is the best option for moving the squad ahead and wants an experienced midfielder. [ Barcelona Transfer News ]
The Catalan giants are experiencing a severe economic downturn. And they are fully aware that it is not possible to invest money in new players at the present moment. Recently, Barcelona has struggled to sign players. And before pressing for a new signing, they will need to unload a few.
They don’t want to waste the chance to get Gundogan for free when it becomes accessible in a few months, despite their current financial difficulties. There are a number of teams in Europe interested in the 32-year-old, so signing him won’t be simple. [ Barcelona Transfer News ]