While Ilkay Gundogan doesn’t always get the credit he deserves, it’s clear to see that the German is one of Manchester City’s most crucial players, both on and off the pitch.
Despite failing to score his stunning goals in City’s Premier League title win last season, the midfielder has been largely outstanding while playing his usual role this season.
Off the field, the Athletic’s Sam Lee has highlighted the 31-year-old’s impact on academy prospects like James McAtee in training.
The former Borussia Dortmund star is ticking every box at the Etihad Stadium, but his future is still a big question mark as his contract expires in 2023.
However, Gundogan’s thoughts on the uncertainty surrounding his current deal will help Sky Blues fans breathe a sigh of relief.
†I’m not worried about it at the moment.” he told the German television channel Sport1.
“I still have a contract in Manchester until 2023. I am very happy there both athletically and privately and theoretically I can also imagine ending my career at Manchester City.”
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This isn’t the first time the midfielder has talked about being content with Guardiola, revealing in an earlier interview that there is no ‘more attractive place’ than City as a football institution.
In addition, Gundogan has also come out in the public eye to admit he can do it ‘introduce’ extend your stay yourself ‘past’ the summer of 2023 to extend his successful relationship with the Premier League champions.
However, it is also important to note that the German international is a ‘never say never’ attitude in a Twitter Q&A session when asked about a return to the Bundesliga.
While only time will tell if Gundogan is committed to his future at City, one thing is certain: he is currently content with his life in Manchester.
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