The midfielder is a target but only if they can't get Bernardo Silva
Barça are paying attention to the Ilkay Gündogan situation. Journalist Fabrizio Romano highlights that the footballer ends his contract this June and several clubs are interested, one of them Barcelona.
The great goal for Barça is Bernardo Silva, whom Xavi wanted this summer. De Jong's decision to continue frustrated Barcelona's plans. With the departure of the Dutchman, the club could have lowered the wage bill and incorporated a player who fit better into Xavi's system. In the end, De Jong did not leave and Bernardo Silva did not arrive, but Barça still has not abandoned the idea of incorporating the Portuguese midfielder.
Gündogan is another option in the tank. The player of Turkish origin is a versatile footballer who can play both as a midfielder and inside. In addition, he knows perfectly the mechanisms that Xavi wants from his midfielders. He has shown it with Guardiola, where he has become a wildcard in City's midfield. Whether as an interior or central midfielder, netting a significant number of goals.
Gündogan, 31, has not yet made a decision about his future, but Guardiola is in favour of him renewing as long as he wishes. In recent months, the coach has been clear with the players on his squad: he doesn't want players who are thinking of leaving. This was clear with Ferran Torres last season and this season with Bernardo Silva: if Barça had made an important offer, City would have studied it.
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