Barcelona want to sign Ilkay Gundogan on a free transfer this summer

Barcelona continue in their efforts to sign Ilkay Gundogan on a free transfer this summer – with the Manchester City midfielder set to leave after entering the last six months of his deal

  • Barcelona are reportedly interested in signing Ilkay Gundogan on a free transfer
  • The 32-year-old midfielder has less than six months left on his Man City contract 
  • The Germany international looks set to leave the Etihad Stadium this summer
  • City are already eyeing a midfield replacement in England’s Jude Bellingham 

Barcelona are continuing to court Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan over a summer transfer. 

The 32-year-old has been a key figure for Pep Guardiola’s City in recent seasons, but has just under six months remaining on his current contract at the Etihad.

The German star was named club captain in the summer after the departure of Brazilian stalwart Fernandinho and remains a regular, having played 25 times in all competitions so far this season.

Barcelona are eager to sign Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 32, on a free transfer

Barcelona are eager to sign Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 32, on a free transfer

Barcelona boss Xavi (pictured) has been exploring signing midfielders with expiring contracts

Barcelona boss Xavi (pictured) has been exploring signing midfielders with expiring contracts

The 32-year-old, who has been a key figure, has six months left on his contract with City

The 32-year-old, who has been a key figure, has six months left on his contract with City

The Spanish giants have been exploring midfielders with expiring contracts, including Chelsea and France star N’Golo Kante.

With Kante expected to sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge, the focus for Barcelona boss Xavi has switched to Manchester City midfielder Gundogan.

The Premier League champions could still yet decide to offer the German international a new contract in a bid to keep him at the Etihad Stadium.

Meanwhile, City may be happy to let Gundogan seek a new challenge and snap up a replacement, as they are already targeting Borussia Dortmund and England star Jude Bellingham.

The reigning Premier League champions are willing to rival both Liverpool and Real Madrid for the midfielder’s signature this summer.  

Boss Guardiola is no doubt keen to sign Bellingham regardless of whether or not Gundogan stays at the club. 

Man City are already targeting Borussia Dortmund and England star Jude Bellingham (above)

Man City are already targeting Borussia Dortmund and England star Jude Bellingham (above)

Gundogan was Guardiola’s first signing as City manager, joining the club in 2016 for £20million from Borussia Dortmund – and has scored 51 goals for the side in 278 appearances in total.

He has won four Premier League titles during his six years in Manchester, as well as four League Cups and an FA Cup.

The playmaker will be hoping to add more silverware this season before either leaving or staying at the club at the end of the campaign.



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