According to CMW, Juventus are looking to sign Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan this summer after failing to secure a new contract for the Germany international.
The report is titled “no renewal, farewell.”
Gundogan, who turns 32 in October, is presently in the penultimate year of his contract at Manchester City. That is, despite showing everyone of his worth on the final day of the 21-22 season, scoring twice off the bench in a 3-2 win over Aston Villa.
Pep Guardiola’s team won the Premier League title with the victory. However, his future is in jeopardy. According to previous rumours, Arsenal and Barcelona are both interested in signing the ex-Borussia Dortmund star this summer.
Guardiola’s first signing at Manchester City, then, might go. According to reports, Juventus is interested in signing him and is ‘immediately taking advantage.’ Juventus is expected to pay around £21 million.
Gundogan’s transfer to Juventus is ideal. As he approaches the end of his career, he has to join a club that will fit him as he grows slightly slower and less active.
The slower speed of Italian football is well-known.
Gundogan still has the class to make an impression at City. But, with City signing Kalvin Phillips, he won’t be a regular starter for the next 12 months. City may also want to cash in this summer.
If, as the report says, there will be no renewal, then City will have to sell this summer if they want a fee for his services. It looks as if it is a move that suits all parties, even if City would rather keep him as a squad player.
Aguero’s warning for Haaland
Sergio Aguero has cautioned Erling Haaland that he would need time to adjust to life at the club. While Aguero believes Haaland can thrive in Pep Guardiola’s team, he feels the 21-year-old will need time to adjust to his new surroundings.
“Haaland will take time to adjust to England and Pep’s demands just like I did,” Aguero, who spent 10 years at City, told Stake.
“Haaland’s is a very important signing. I think his goalscoring ability is proven. His stats through the German league and in Europe confirms this.
“Logically, he will have a period of adaptation to a league as strong as the Premier League but I think he will go through his own process and the results will be seen soon.
“I think that an elite player like him will know how to reconcile his style with that of Pep’s teams. It may take a while, as it did in the beginning for me, but once he gets into gear everything will be simpler.
“I think he has the talent to fulfil what is asked of him, which are goals.”