Manchester City have completed the signing of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan on a four-year deal. Previously, Bild reported that soon-to-be Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola met with the agent of Ilkay Gundogan. And now Manchester will pay around £20 million plus add-ons for the 25-year-old.
Gundogan reacted: “I’m thrilled to have signed for Manchester City. When I learned of City’s interest my heart was set on coming here and things have moved very quickly. I have loved my time with Borussia Dortmund and I would like to thank the club and the supporters for the five very happy years I spent there.” He continued: “They gave me a platform to play on and I became a better player because of the belief, patience and trust they showed in me.” The player said: “Now I have a new challenge and that is to achieve great things with City. The opportunity to work with a coach like Pep Guardiola is something I am really looking forward to and I am flattered to be the first signing the Club has made this summer.”