Ilkay Gundogan discloses clearly why he switched Man City for Barcelona

Ilkay Gundogan discloses clearly why he switched Man City for Barcelona

Ilkay Gundogan has explained why he has moved from Manchester City to Barcelona, stating that he wants to assist the club’s young players develop.

  • Gundogan has moved from City to Barcelona.
  • Midfielder explains transfer rationale
  • With the hope of bringing experience to Camp Nou

What happened? Gundogan left City following last year’s treble-winning campaign under Pep Guardiola, making the transfer as a free agent after his contract at the Etihad Stadium expired. Now, he has revealed that he is thrilled to join such a young squad, and that he intends to assist players like Gavi, Pedri, and Ansu Fati reach their full potential.

HOW they put it: Gundogan stated, upon arrival in Barcelona, “It’s a fantasy come true.

 I recall being a child and watching Bar├ža under Pep and (Frank) Rijkaard; since then, I have followed the club through nearly all of its seasons. Obviously, I’ve been here a few times, been to the stadium a few times, played here and also attended as a spectator, and now I’m extremely proud and thrilled to be a member of this organization.

We have a very young squad and I hope that I can, with my experience, help the younger players to bring them to the next level. I think the foundation is there, the potential is there, we just need to show it next season, and that’s why I came, that’s why I joined. I am highly motivated and committed.”

THE BIGGER PICTURE: While City dispatched all before them in the Premier League last season, Barcelona were equally dominant in La Liga, winning by 10 points over Real Madrid in second place. Gundogan has won league titles in both England and Germany, and he intends to add the Spanish championship to his collection.

Ilkay Gundogan discloses clearly why he switched Man City for Barcelona