Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan.
The 25 year old has signed a four-year contract with the English club.
Gundogan is known for his creativity and technically proficiency, the German international can play anywhere in the midfield and will give incoming City boss Pep Guardiola creative options.
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“I’m thrilled to have signed for Manchester City,” said Gundogan while talking MCFC website. “When I learned of City’s interest my heart was set on coming here and things have moved very quickly.
“I have loved my time with Borussia Dortmund and I would like to thank the club and the supporters for the five very happy years I spent there.
“They gave me a platform to play on and I became a better player because of the belief, patience and trust they showed in me.
“Now I have a new challenge and that is to achieve great things with City. The opportunity to work with a coach like Pep Guardiola is something I am really looking forward to and I am flattered to be the first signing the Club has made this summer.
“I can promise the City fans I will give everything to help us win titles both in England and the Champions League. These are exciting times.
“I have my best years ahead of me and I think we can achieve great things together. I can’t wait to begin this new chapter in my career.”
Ilkay has 16 international caps for the German national team and has scored four goals.
City’s Director of Football Txiki Begiristain added: “Ilkay is an excellent addition to our team and we are delighted to have him on board.
“He is an intelligent and versatile midfielder who can operate in a number of different roles. I think our supporters will enjoy his work ethic and technical ability and I believe he will be a very important player for us in the coming years.”
Gundogan is recovering well from the knee injury which ruled him out of this summer’s Euro 2016.