Ilkay Gundogan ready to reopen Man City contract talks

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As per a report from the dependable Sam Lee of Aim.com, Ilkay Gundogan is about to reengage in contract talks with Manchester Metropolis after the FA Cup ultimate.

Metropolis stint

28-year-old central midfielder Gundogan has been plying his commerce on the Etihad because the summer time of 2016, when he made the transfer to the Premier League from Borussia Dortmund.

And the German worldwide has since gone on to endure a considerably his-and-miss stint in Manchester.

Gundogan’s debut marketing campaign with Metropolis was reduce brief in December of 2016, after a cruciate ligament rupture noticed the gifted midfielder sidelined till the following summer time.

Final season proved significantly extra fruitful for the Bochum youth product, with Gundogan having appeared in 30 Premier League outings.

Nevertheless, considerably, solely half of those got here as begins, with Pep Guardiola having usually opted for the likes of Fernandinho, Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva when it mattered most.

Gundogan impressing

On the again of a similarly-difficult begin to the present marketing campaign, although, Gundogan has gone on to cement himself as a completely integral member of Metropolis’s star-studded midfield over current months.

Amid the injury-troubles suffered by each Kevin De Bruyne and Fernandinho, the German has confirmed a close to ever-present over the second-half of the Residents’ season, pulling the strings from deep as Guardiola’s males pipped Liverpool to the Premier League title.

The truth is, Gundogan even put the ending touches on Metropolis’s exceptional 14-game win streak on Sunday, netting a shocking free-kick to spherical out a Four-1 win at Brighton.

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – MAY 12: Ilkay Gundogan of Manchester Metropolis celebrates after scoring his group’s fourth aim in the course of the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester Metropolis at American Categorical Group Stadium on Might 12, 2019 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photograph by Michael Regan/Getty Photographs)

Gundogan staying put?

And, as per the aforementioned report from Sam Lee, the 28-year-old’s stellar current type, coupled with an upturn in enjoying time, have resulted in Gundogan opening to the potential of penning a brand new contract with Metropolis.

The midfielder’s present deal is about to run out subsequent summer time, with Gundogan himself having requested that negotiations between his representatives and the membership be placed on maintain again in March.

As such, the suggestion shortly arose that the Sky Blues might choose to half with the German worldwide in the summertime.

However Gundogan is now stated to be able to reengage with the Metropolis board, with ‘a willingness on each side to agree recent phrases’.

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