Transfer News Gundogan

Published on June 2nd, 2016 | by Daniel Cheeseman


City announce Ilkay Gundogan (and in great fashion!)

City have announced the signing of Ilkay Gundogan from Borussia Dortmund on a 4-year deal

It hardly came as a shock when it was finally announced – virtually every paper in the world has ‘broke’ the news at least 5 times by now – but the way in which City went about announcing him was pretty amusing!

First it started with this tweet from Gundogan’s official Twitter account (obviously mocking the thousands of tweets both parties receive daily from fans)…

City then quoted his tweet and responded…

And to cap it all off, here’s the official announcement video!

Born in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, the 25-year old is known as a creative, technically proficient midfielder who can operate anywhere in the middle of the park.

Having watched him play in the Bundesliga during his time at Bayern, Gundogan has been on Pep Guardiola’s radar for a while and is the Spaniard’s first official signing for the club.

Quick facts

  • He clocked up 157 appearances over the past five seasons for Borussia Dortmund and has won 16 caps for Germany, scoring four goals.
  • He started out at local side Schalke 04’s youth team, before moving on to SV Gelsenkirchen-Hessler 06 where he spent five years and then had a further year at SVV Buer.
  • Aged 15, he signed for Vfl Bochum, making his senior debut during the 2008/09 campaign. A couple more appearances for Bochum’s second team followed before he moved to FC Nurnberg, clocking up 53 starts between 2009 and 2011.
  • Gundogan then caught the eye of Borussia Dortmund boss Jürgen Klopp.
  • During his first year at the Westfalenstadion, he was an integral member of the side that won the Bundesliga and German Cup, playing 36 times and scoring four goals.
  • In his second campaign, Ilkay helped Dortmund reach the Champions League final at Wembley, scoring his side’s only goal from the penalty spot as Klopp’s men lost 2-1 to Bayern Munich.
  • A back injury kept him side-lined for the majority of the 2013/14 season, but he returned to have excellent campaigns in 2014/15 and 2015/16.
  • According to the MCFC website, Gundogan is “recovering well” from the knee injury which ruled him out of this summer’s Euro 2016.

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