Manchester City close to signing Ilkay Gundogan

Manchester City are set to confirm the signing of midfielder Ilkay Gundogan from Borussia Dortmund. The 25-year-old German international recently underwent knee surgery but that is not expected to affect his move.

City have reached an agreement with Dortmund, with the transfer fee reportedly in the region of £20m. Completion of the deal is understood to be imminent, with Gundogan becoming the first signing under new manager Pep Guardiola.

Guardiola is rumoured to have followed Gundogan for some time now.
Guardiola is rumoured to have followed Gundogan for some time now.

Gundogan will miss Euro 2016 and the start of the new Premier League season after suffering a dislocated kneecap in training at the start of May.But City are confident he will make a full recovery and play a key role under Guardiola.

Gundogan also missed the 2014 World Cup with a back problem that ruled him out for almost the entire 2013-14 season.

He still has one year left on his contract with the German outfit.

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