The German international, Ilkay Gundogan has joined the city giants from Borussia Dortmund on a four-year deal.The 25 year-old midfielder is both creative and technically proficient and is hoped to give the incoming new boss at city, Pep Guardiola variety of options since Gundogan can play almost in all midfield positions.
Speaking after penning the four year deal Ilkay thanked his former club, saying that he was thrilled.“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.”
“I’m thrilled to have signed for Manchester City,” said Gundogan. “When I learned of City’s interest my heart was set on coming here and things have moved very quickly.”He added that, Borussia gave “me a platform to play on and I became a better player because of the belief, patience and trust they showed in me.
“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.
“I can promise the City fans I will give everything to help us win titles both in England and the Champions League. These are exciting times.
“I have my best years ahead of me and I think we can achieve great things together. I can’t wait to begin this new chapter in my career.”
The 25-year-old, won 16 caps for Germany, scoring four goals, and he confirmed the news in a video posted on City’s official Twitter feed.“Hello City fans. You have been tweeting me for a long time and now I officially announce that I am a Manchester City player. Hope to see you soon,” said Gundogan, whose Dortmund contract had been due to expire in June 2017.