Agent opens up and OFFICIALLY gives Arsenal chance to sign World class midfielder
The agent of Ilkay Gundogan has played down reports that the ARSENAL. target has agreed a new contract with Manchester City.
Ilkay Gundogan has won five Premier League titles since joining Manchester City in 2016 and scored four goals in his last four appearances to help Guardiola’s side overhaul long-time leaders Arsenal and reach the Champions League final.
Manchester City are keen to secure his services for at least one more season but the 32-year-old is yet to commit as he would likely receive a considerable signing-on fee if he joined a new club on a free.
Gundogan was expected to accept City’s improved proposal, but now his agent and brother, Ilhan, has quelled talk of the former Borussia Dortmund midfielder having already decided to stay at the Etihad.
‘Nothing has been agreed with City or any other club,’ Ilhan told Fabrizio Romano when asked about rumours Gundogan has committed to stay at City.
‘The recent reports are not true. Ilkay is only focused on the [Champions League] final.’
Asked if winning at Wembley in the FA Cup made him want to stay at City, Gundogan told the BBC: ‘To be honest I don’t need these kind of days to feel appreciated and to feel special in this club.
‘I know that, that’s why I am here already seven years, with all the ups and downs that I’ve had so far.
‘And nothing is decided yet, so we’re going to see what’s going to happen.’
Even though Arteta would love to add Gundogan to the squad – this is a move that is never going to happen guys
There are some big clubs interested in the man and he may actually fancy a challenge away from the Premier League
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