The names of guardiola, Haaland, Rodrigo, debruyne or, in return, Bernardo Silvahave monopolized the qualifying round of the City against him real Madrid. But there have been many more things and among them has been Ilkay Gundogan. At 32, the German is having a spectacular season finale. In the last two days of the Premier He has scored four goals (two to leeds and two goals to Everton), for a total of nine goals and seven assists this season.
Against him Madrid, he created two chances, recovered seven balls, caused four fouls, dribbled twice and had a 92.9% accuracy rate. the football of GundoganHowever, it goes beyond the numbers. He is a brilliant player at decision making. That’s what he appreciates the most. guardiola of the. And that’s what he’s seen barca in it to try his signing. In the Barcelona club there is a crush on the German, one of those players who Xavi considered “neat” and that they could help Pedro in the creative facet, which is where the barca against closed teams. His tie against Madridin the highest elite of football, semifinals of ChampionsIt has turned out spectacular. He has hardly had a mistake in a turnover that cost him a card in the first leg. The rest has been perfect, with a special quality to set the pace of the match between the lines.
the future of Gundogan is unknown. He barca he believes he has it tied up, but sources close to the player confirmed a few weeks ago that nothing had been finalized and that, of course, the former Dortmund player did not want to sign the famous fairplay clause of the barca (If he cannot be registered, the player would go on loan to another club and the Barça team guarantees that he would receive the same amount at the destination). Years ago Gundogan have the barca as one of the preferred destinations to continue his career.
But Guardiola does not give up. “Maybe in the end he will stay here. With a bit of luck… Nobody knows what will happen”, said the coach of Santpedor this Sunday after the match against the Everton. Emotions will also count a lot. He Manchester City he can play that card if he wins the treble and faces the possibility of a historic sextet. Gundogan has been captain of the citizens since the summer of 2022 and has just completed 300 games with the skyblue. For Barça, more after the departure of Busquetsthe arrival of Gundogan would mean a leap in quality to complete a level square along with Dejong, Pedro and Gavi. from the soap opera Bernardo Silva, of which by the way Laporta affirmed that he had tied before the 2015 elections (which he lost to Bartomeu), to that of Gündogan. The only doubt around German may revolve around age. Football wise, he is a fuoriclasse.