Man City sign Iklay Gundogan

Pep Guardiola’s first signing as Manchester City manager has come in the form of German international midfielder Iklay Gundogan.

The 25-year-old will joined City for a rumoured £21million having spent the past five years with Borussia Dortmund.

Gundogan will miss Euro 2016 and also the start of the Premier League season due to a knee injury, which has plagued the midfielder since the World Cup in 2014.

While never a real goal-scoring threat, Gundogan represents a changing of the guard as the likes of Fernando and Fernandinho are replaced more diminutive and creative midfielders.

Last season, the German only managed one goal and three assists however maintained an 88% pass accuracy rate.

With Mats Hummels leaving Dortmund for Bayern Munich just last month, the departure of Gundogan looks like the catalyst for a firesale of sorts for the former German champions.

Look out for in-form striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to be next on the shopping list for Premier League clubs.

 

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