Ilkay Gundogan is set to finalize a Bosman move to Barcelona later this week, as he signs a two-year contract that will expire on June 30, 2025.
Barcelona, the reigning champions of La Liga, have officially announced that they have reached a deal with Ilkay Gundogan for a two-year contract.
The highly accomplished player, who has won multiple Premier League titles, will be leaving Manchester City as a free agent.
As part of his agreement with Barcelona, Gundogan’s contract will include a release clause valued at €400 million.
After an exceptional seven-year tenure at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium, Gundogan departs as one of the club’s all-time greats.
The 32-year-old midfielder originally joined the Premier League champions in July 2016, transferring from Borussia Dortmund.
During his time at Manchester City, Gundogan achieved great success, winning several Premier League titles and even securing the treble in the most recent season.
Throughout his tenure, Gundogan made 304 appearances for Manchester City, contributing 60 goals and 40 assists.
With Gundogan’s Manchester City contract set to expire this week, he will make the move to Barcelona on a Bosman transfer.
Barcelona had pursued Gundogan’s signature for quite some time, facing brief competition from Arsenal.
However, the Manchester City captain had his sights set on a move to Spotify Camp Nou, which comes as no surprise, especially considering Sergio Busquets’ departure from the club.
Gundogan’s versatility will offer Barcelona a valuable asset, as he is capable of playing various roles in the midfield.
The transfer of Gundogan to Barcelona has now been officially confirmed, with both parties announcing their agreement.
The German international will sign a two-year contract that will run until June 30, 2025.
Additionally, his contract with the Blaugrana will feature a release clause worth €400 million.
The official presentation of the Manchester City captain is expected to take place soon.
As for Arsenal, it will be intriguing to see which midfield reinforcements they secure before the closure of the summer transfer window.