Barcelona has confirmed the free transfer addition of Ilkay Gundogan.
After finalizing a transfer to Barcelona, Ilkay Gundogan went deep inside himself to send a heartfelt message to the Manchester City family.
Gundogan was Pep Guardiola’s first acquisition at City in 2016, and he led the team to their historic treble-clinching first-ever UEFA Champions League victory.
He leaves the club after seven years when his contract expires after rejecting a contract extension offer that, in his opinion, undervalued him.
His signing of a two-year contract with a third-year option and a €400 million release clause was officially acknowledged by Barca.
The German expressed his love and support for the team in an emotional letter to the Citizens that was posted on Players Tribune.
Gundogan establishes FA Cup record.
Gundogan set FA Cup final history by scoring the goal in the shortest time ever during the 2-1 victory over Man United, according to Sports Brief.
The former Borussia Dortmund star took just 13 seconds to volley home from beyond the area past Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea, who was left frozen in place.
German-born professional footballer lkay Gündoan competes for both the Germany national team and Premier League club Manchester City as a midfielder.
On July 1st, 2023, he will sign with Barcelona of La Liga. In 2009, Gündoan joined FC Nürnberg.
After seven illustrious years, the polished German midfielder is saying goodbye to the Etihad Stadium and preparing for a new challenge with La Liga powerhouses Barcelona.
In his final season in England, Gundogan captained City to a historic Treble victory, winning the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League.
He will rightly be remembered as a modern-day icon in Manchester.
The teammates he played with will remember him fondly. The humble 32-year-old was given the humorous nickname “training ground” by those who rarely saw him work up a sweat.