Although City proposed a new contract, Gundogan has elected to transition to the reigning Spanish champions, finalizing a two-year agreement.
The German midfielder, whose current contract with City will run its course by the end of June, expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to play for the club. Gundogan stated, “It has been an absolute privilege and joy to be a part of Manchester City.”
He added, “Manchester has felt like home to me, and being a part of the City family has been truly special.”
At the age of 32, Gundogan participated in 51 matches during the 2022-23 season, netting 11 goals, and played a significant role in City’s Treble victory.
Additional details will be reported shortly.
Further changes at Manchester City following the addition of Mateo Kovacic remain to be seen.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Ilkay Gundogan’s transfer to Barcelona
What is the latest transfer news regarding Ilkay Gundogan?
Manchester City has confirmed that Ilkay Gundogan, the team’s captain, will be leaving the club to join Barcelona on a free transfer. Despite being offered a new contract by City, Gundogan has opted to move to the Spanish champions on a two-year deal.
When will Ilkay Gundogan’s contract with Manchester City expire?
Ilkay Gundogan’s contract with Manchester City will expire at the end of June.
How many games did Gundogan play for Manchester City in the 2022-23 season?
Gundogan played 51 games for Manchester City in the 2022-23 season, contributing 11 goals to the team’s success.
What did Gundogan say about his time at Manchester City?
In a statement, Ilkay Gundogan expressed that it had been a “total privilege and pleasure” to play for Manchester City. He also referred to Manchester as his home and mentioned feeling like a part of a very special family at the club.
What other changes could occur at Manchester City after Mateo Kovacic’s arrival?
The potential changes at Manchester City following Mateo Kovacic’s arrival are yet to be determined and will be revealed in due course.