Manchester City star Ilkay Gundogan ‘postpones new deal after hearing interest from Barcelona’… with Spanish giants keen to miss Georginio Wijnaldum for rivals PSG
- Ilkay Gundogan is a wanted man after a sublime season at Manchester City
- The German has two years left on his contract at the Etihad Stadium
- Spanish giants Barcelona have reportedly expressed interest in signing him
- Gundogan is said to be waiting to see what happens before committing to City
Ilkay Gundogan is reportedly awaiting a new deal with Manchester City to see if Spanish giants Barcelona bolster their interest in him.
The Germany international has just had one of his best seasons and was a contender for Pep Guardiola’s Player of the Season as City stormed to the title and the Carabao Cup.
City want to tie the star to a longer contract, but Barca have expressed their initial interest and the player himself is now waiting to see what happens, the club said. Sun.
Manchester City star Ilkay Gundogan would delay new deal because of Barcelona
Gundogan, 30, has just two years left to continue his existing deal with the Etihad.
He has now spent the last five years at the club and was Guardiola’s first signing when he took over as City boss.
The 30-year-old will play a leading role for Germany at Euro 2020
However, much of Gundogan’s time in England was hampered by injury, and it was only the most recent campaign in which he got a solid run to the side.
Sports post understands, however, that no contract talks are planned with Gundogan – due to the two years remaining on his contract – but City have no interest in selling him this summer.
Barca’s recent failure to get Gini Wijnaldum free from Liverpool means they will have to intensify their search elsewhere.
The Dutchman would sign on the dotted line until PSG arrived at 11am to hijack the move.
Barca have already missed Georginio Wijnaldum, who has rejected them from PSG
Wijnaldum was offered better terms in the French capital and has in principle agreed a three-year contract with the club.
Should City go ahead and split with Gundogan, the club has been linked with a summer move for Aston Villa star Jack Grealish.