Pep Guardiola has made it clear: He wants to keep Ilkay Gündogan at the club beyond the end of the current season. Gündogan’s contract with Manchester City is set to expire this summer. There are speculations about his future at the club. However, Guardiola is determined to keep the German midfielder. Yesterday the coach praised his recent performances on the pitch.
FC Barcelona interested in Gündogan
FC Barcelona is one of the teams rumored to be interested in signing Gündogan. The Blaugrana are reportedly keen to strengthen their midfield for the 2023/24 season. Therefore Gündogan one of the main candidates. However, Pep is not willing to let Gündogan go without a fight. But Manchester City will have to make a good offer to the player to retain him.
Gündogan enjoying a spectacular end to the season
Gündogan’s recent performances for Manchester City were impressive, and Pep was quick to praise him. In a recent game against Leeds United, Gündogan scored both goals in City’s win and put in a great playmaking performance. Pep described him as “one of the best players I have coached in my career” and “a world-class player”.
Guardiola has emphasized the importance of Gündogan to the Manchester City team. At a pre-match press conference, he stated that the club’s management “already know that I would like to continue working with ‘Gundo’ in the future”. Guardiola is determined to keep Gündogan at the club and has been pressing publicly to prevent his departure.
The soap opera continues
The future of Gündogan at Manchester City remains uncertain, and the transfer saga is likely to continue for some time. There are still many chapters and plot twists to come before the end. However, Guardiola’s determination to keep Gündogan at the club suggests that Manchester City will not let him go without a fight.
Ilkay Gündogan’s future at Manchester City remains uncertain, but Pep Guardiola is determined to keep him at the club. Gündogan’s recent performances have been impressive, and there is no doubt that he is a valuable asset to Manchester City. With FC Barcelona and other clubs reportedly interested in signing him, the transfer saga is likely to continue for some time. However, Manchester City will be hoping to persuade Gündogan to stay and help them continue their success on the pitch.