İlkay Gündoğan joined Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund in 2016. In the meantime, the central midfielder has played 303 games there and is the captain of the team. His working paper expires this month. The “Citizens” would like to extend the contract by one year. But Gündoğan insists on another two years, according to “Bild”.
The club does not want to offer the 32-year-old this at the moment. At the moment it looks like a farewell. İlkay Gündoğan could therefore leave Manchester City on a free transfer. His dream was to play again for FC Barcelona. But the financially troubled club could not afford a commitment, according to the newspaper. So could the former top performer return to Borussia Dortmund?
Gündoğan is said to still be in contact with BVB
According to “Bild”, this would be an option because the contact between the player and the club should never be broken. Accordingly, Gündoğan still has a good connection to the current sports director Sebastian Kehl. With him, the captain of the “Citizens” got the double with BVB in 2012.
Financially, a transfer from Gündoğan through the sale of Jude Bellingham would be conceivable and possible. The 19-year-old midfielder is said to have attracted interest from Real Madrid with his top performances. The “Royal” are ready to pay 120 million euros for the Englishman.
Whether Gündoğan wants to return to his old place of work and whether BVB fans can be happy will probably be seen during the transfer period. With City on Saturday (from 9 p.m. in the t-online live ticker) he still has the opportunity to get the treble this season and, after the English championship and the FA Cup, also to win the Champions League against Inter.