Thursday, 2 June 2016

TRANSFER:- Ilkay Gundogan completes £21m move to Manchester City on a Four Year deal.

Ilkay Gundogan completes £21m move to Manchester City as he pens four-year deal to become Pep Guardiola's first signing


Manchester City have finalised a £21million deal to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan on a four-year deal.
Gundogan becomes Manchester City's first signing of the Pep Guardiola era by joining the Etihad Stadium outfit.
The 25-year-old central midfielder leaves Dortmund after making 157 appearances for the club.
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has finalised a £21m move to Manchester City
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has finalised a £21m move to Manchester City
The 25-year-old midfielder is all smiles after joining Manchester City on a four-year deal
The 25-year-old midfielder is all smiles after joining Manchester City on a four-year deal
The Germany international will miss this summer's Euro 2016 in France with a dislocated kneecap
The Germany international will miss this summer's Euro 2016 in France with a dislocated kneecap

Gundogan, speaking to Manchester City's official website, said of his move to the Premier League: 'I’m thrilled to have signed for Manchester City.
'When I learned of City's interest my heart was set on coming here and things have moved very quickly.
'I have loved my time with Borussia Dortmund and I would like to thank the club and the supporters for the five very happy years I spent there.
'They gave me a platform to play on and I became a better player because of the belief, patience and trust they showed in me.
'Now I have a new challenge and that is to achieve great things with City. The opportunity to work with a coach like Pep Guardiola is something I am really looking forward to and I am flattered to be the first signing the club has made this summer.
'I can promise the City fans I will give everything to help us win titles both in England and the Champions League. These are exciting times.
'I have my best years ahead of me and I think we can achieve great things together. I can’t wait to begin this new chapter in my career.'


Gundogan (left) poses with Dortmund playmaker Shinji Kagawa (right) after winning Bundesliga in 2012
Gundogan (left) poses with Dortmund playmaker Shinji Kagawa (right) after winning Bundesliga in 2012
Gundogan's Dortmund completed the domestic double by winning the German Cup
Gundogan's Dortmund completed the domestic double by winning the German Cup

GUNDOGAN'S STATISTICS 

2008–09: Bochum II - 2 appearances (1 goal)
2009–2011: Nurnberg - 53 apps (8 goals)
2011– 2016: Dortmund - 157 apps (15 goals)

His agent and uncle Ilhan Gundogan was even pictured with City sporting director Txiki Begiristain in the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam in March. 
Gundogan progressed through the ranks in Schalke's academy before moving to SV Gelsenkirchen-Hessler 06.
After spending a year at SVV Buer, Gundogan joined Bochum before moving on to Nurnberg.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp then enticed the midfielder to the Westfalenstadion, where he became an integral member of Dortmund's squad.
Gundogan leaves the club having won the Bundesliga, German Cup and German Super Cup.
Gundogan is currently out injured with a dislocated kneecap but is hoping to return to fitness soon
Gundogan is currently out injured with a dislocated kneecap but is hoping to return to fitness soon

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