Ilkay Gundogan signs new four year contract
By Ric Turner, Fri 09 August 2019 11:55
Deal will see German international remain at The Etihad until 2023
Ilkay Gundogan has put pen to paper on a new contract with City, which will see him stay at The Etihad until 2023. The German international joined the Blues from Borussia Dortmund in 2016, and has gone on to make 117 appearances for the squad, scoring 17 goals.
It had been rumoured that the midfielder would leave the club as a free agent next summer, but Pep Guardiola will be delighted to have secured his services for the next four years. Gundogan played a pivotal role in City's Premier League defence last season, ably deputising for the injured Fernandinho in the title run-in.
“I am very happy to have signed the new contract,” Gundogan told mancity.com.
“I have hugely enjoyed the last three years here at City and everyone at the Club has helped make me feel at home from my very first day.
“It’s a privilege to be a part of this team, playing the style of football we do and winning trophies. It's very difficult to do that and I’m delighted to be a part of it.
“I’m really excited about what we can go on to achieve in the next few seasons.”
City Director of Football Txiki Begiristain said: “Ilkay’s new deal is more excellent news for our Club.
“He has shown how important he is to the team and has played a huge part in everything that we have achieved so far.
“We are thrilled he has committed his long-term future to Manchester City.”