Manchester City have secured the signature of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, according to German outlet Bild.
The Germany international will reportedly sign a five-year-deal after a fee in the region of £23 million was agreed between the two clubs. He will join the Manchester club in the summer, alongside incoming boss Pep Guardiola.
Gundogan played a key role in Jurgen Klopp’s Dortmund side that reached the Champions League final in 2013. But a series of injuries have since hampered the 25-year-old’s progress. A back injury even saw him miss the World Cup in 2014.
It was reported that Klopp was keen to bring the midfielder to Liverpool, but Gundogan decided against Liverpool and a host of other clubs, according to the Daily Mail, and has opted to sign from the blue side of Manchester.
When quizzed about the subject at a press conference earlier today, Guardiola refused to be drawn into speculation, only saying: ‘I am the coach of Bayern Munich.’
The deep lying playmaker has appeared 39 times in all competitions for his club this season and assisted in seven goals for his side.
David Clarke, Pundit Arena
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