Dortmund ace Gundogan signs for Man City


Ilkay Gundogan who left Borussia Dortmund for Manchester City, becoming Pep Guardiola's first signing for ...
Ilkay Gundogan who left Borussia Dortmund for Manchester City, becoming Pep Guardiola's first signing for the Etihad side. PHOTO/OmniSport

German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has joined Manchester City from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund on a four-year deal, the Premier League club announced on Thursday.

The 25-year-old is the club’s first signing since they confirmed Spanish coach Pep Guardiola will take over at the Etihad from Manuel Pellegrini prior to the start of next season.

“I’m thrilled to have signed for Manchester City,” Gundogan said in a statement on City’s website (www.mcfc.co.uk).

“When I learned of City’s interest my heart was set on coming here and things have moved very quickly.”

The injury-prone German international dislocated a kneecap in training in May, ruling him out of the 2016 European Championships in France.

The fee is reportedly around 20 million pounds for the 25-year old who has struggled with knee and back problems over the last two seasons.

Gundogan joined Dortmund from Nuremberg in 2011 and became a key player helping them reach the 2013 UEFA Champions League final.

He has won 16 international caps but wasn’t part of Germany’s World Cup winning squad in 2014.

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