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Manchester City are expected to complete the signing of Borussia Dortmund midfielder and Arsenal target Ilkay Gundogan at the end of the season, according to the Daily Mail.
Man City, as well as Arsenal and Liverpool, have been in the running to sign the central midfielder but the Manchester club have beaten their rivals to the player’s signature.
However, City have reportedly agreed to a five-year contract with the midfielder and a £23m transfer fee with his club.
The player has just a year left on his current deal which could make the £23m transfer fee seem exorbitant but the midfielder’s quality is second to none. Gundogan who has suffered back and foot injuries in recent years is being touted as one of the best central midfielders in Europe and should he be able to overcome his injuries, he will definitely be a good value for money.
Gundogan who has suffered back and foot injuries in recent years is being touted as one of the best central midfielders in Europe and should he be able to overcome his injuries, he will definitely be a good value for money.
An official announcement expected to confirm his move to the Etihad will be made at the end of the season.
Gundogan has scored three goals and assisted his teammates seven times in thirty-eight appearances this season.
A fee of £30m for Gundogan wouldn’t have been a bad idea had Wenger pushed to sign the midfielder but it seems the French man has bigger plans for the club and has identified Borussia Monchengladbach’s Granit Xhaka as his top target.