Ilkay Gundogan celebrating a goal with Manchester City


The signing of Gundogan is increasingly possible for Barça

Published:27/03/2023 - 00:01h

Updated:27/03/2023 - 09:38h

Ilkay Gündogan is one of the players who remain on the FC Barcelona agenda. In Manchester City they begin to give up and it would be a golden opportunity for the Catalans, since he would arrive as a free agent for the 2023-2024 season

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The FC Barcelona has begun his planning for the season 2023-2024 and between one of the priorities is the incorporation of a midfield player. First because the continuity of Sergio Busquets, that finishes agreement on 30 June, is not ensured, and, also, because Xavi Hernández expects to have an extra reinforcement for the position of interior: Ilkay Gündogan can play in both positions and would be the bet of the Barcelona.

The German player is in the last months of his agreement with the Manchester City and still has not decided his future. From England have transmitted him that expect that it remain , but the negotiations for the extension of his agreement have been 'stagnated' from does a good time. To finals of the 2022 gave it by enclosed, but now the doubts have increased and could finish leaving as free agent. If it is like this, from the City Condal will be smart for 'attack'.

The big problem with Gündogan is that it does not want to communicate the decision on his future still. In fact, it does a week Fabrizio Romano, skilled journalist in the market of signings, had commented that the footballer of 32 years still has not decided what will do when it finalise the season. His future is in the air and, probably, will expect until it finish the course to define his plans.

In the Barça grow the hopes

In the Barça begin to have some optimism with the German player because, as they explain in the newspaper 'SPORT', from the Manchester City have suspicions that Gündogan does not want to continue and that is prepared to put an end to his stage in the Etihad Stadium this summer. It arrived seven years ago, in 2016, and since it has turned into an indisputable headline for Pep Guardiola, the one who trusts fully in him.

In fact, in this season has played it practically everything: 37 parties, between all the competitions, with a contribution of four goals and four assistances. It is a player todoterreno and in the Manchester want that it renew, but have suspicions very strong that it is preparing his exit. The before quoted source explains, besides, that "has decided to incorporate to the Barça, team in which it always has wanted to play and that has admired by his style".

It is not a secret for anybody that from the City Condal have a few months negotiating, secretly, andl traspaso of the midfield player like free agent. It does some weeks the agent of the player of the Manchester City had visited the installations of the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper to gather with with the representatives of the sportive direction of the Barça, but in this moment Mateu Alemany did reference to that it did not treat at all special, because it also is the uncle of Andreas Christensen.

Ideal alternative for the Barça of Xavi

In the FC Barcelona see it like an incorporation of luxury, because it is a player with a lot of talent and experience so much of pivote as of interior, and also because it would arrive entirely free. It is worth it to remember that, to reinforce the medullary, also have sounded players like Bernardo Silva or Martín Zubimendi, but his traspasos would not go down of the 60 million euros, a figure that from the Spotify Camp Nou can not allow by the hard economic situation and problems with the 'fair play' financial.

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