Ilkay Gündogan has left open a stay at the English champions Manchester City for the coming season. “We will get together in due course and exchange our ideas and plans, and then you will see what comes of it,” said the 31-year-old in an interview with kicker. But first he had to calm himself down.
The question is, “whether and when I want to do something new again,” explained the midfielder: “I haven’t actually answered this question for myself.” He was aware that there was “still no better football address than Manchester City under Pep Guardiola”, he emphasized: “That will hardly change in the next few years.”
Gündogan’s contract expires in the summer of 2023, Guardiola had recently put him on the bench in important games. In the championship final, the 56-time national player advanced to become the match winner as a joker with a brace. “I’m a player who always wants to play. I also need it for my rhythm, otherwise I often find it difficult,” said Gündogan.