National player Ilkay Gündogan has not yet made a decision about his future, but a return to Borussia Dortmund is definitely off the table.
Although there was contact between his advisor and BVB sports director Sebastian Kehl, “nevertheless, the probability was not very high,” said Gündogan about a transfer before the international match against Colombia on Tuesday (8:45 p.m. / RTL) in his native city of Gelsenkirchen . “I have a very strong connection to BVB. The rumors didn’t surprise me.”
Gündogan’s contract with treble winners Manchester City expires in the summer, an extension is still possible. “There hasn’t been a decision yet, talks are going on in the background,” said the 32-year-old, who is associated with FC Barcelona and FC Arsenal.
“In terms of sport, I don’t have that many good memories of Barcelona,” said Gündogan and reported with a laugh: “Every time I was there, I was in the hospital and had an operation.” But Barcelona is “already a beautiful city”.