FC Barcelona is once again seeking a free agent (FA) signing. The goal is Ilkay Gundogan (33, Manchester City).
‘The Athletic’ reported on the 25th (Korean time),메이저놀이터 “Barcelona is showing more and more interest in signing Gundogan. Some officials now believe he can move to Spain.”
Gundogan wore the Man City shirt in 2016. Pep Guardiola selected him as his first signing upon joining Manchester City.
Since then, Gwyn Doan has played various roles and played an active role as a key player. He repaid Guardiola’s trust by scoring 53 goals in 290 appearances. He played his part in both offense and defense based on his excellent passing skills and versatility.
However, now he is preparing to say goodbye to Manchester City. Gun Doan’s contract expires at the end of this season, but there is no movement to renew the contract. It seems to be because he, too, is not as active as he used to be, as his mobility declines a lot as he gets older.
Barcelona are not going to miss this opportunity. The idea is to strengthen the thickness of the midfield and add experience by recruiting veteran midfielder Gundoan. The media said, “Barcelona’s coaching staff believes that Gundogan, who has a lot of experience, can help young Pedri as an attacking midfielder.”
The biggest advantage is that there are no transfer fees. Financially-stricken Barcelona also signed Frank Kessie, Andreas Christensen and Hector Bellerin as free agents last summer. Gundoan, who can bring him with a relatively low annual salary and transfer fee of 0 won, is just right.
The fact that Barcelona and Gundoan’s agent have a close relationship also adds to the transfer theory. The media added, “Gundogan’s agent transferred Christensen to Barcelona last summer. They also met with sports director Mateu Alemani at the Barcelona training facility in February.”