Manchester City midfielder, Ilkay Gundogan has signed a new contract extension that will see him remain at the Club until 2023.
In the last three seasons, the German midfielder has proven to be an important member of the Pep Guardiola team and has played a role in last year’s historical Fourmidables campaign.
A 2016 arrival from Borussia Dortmund, Gundogan was Guardiola’s first signing after taking over as City manager and he has since made 114 appearances, scoring 17 goals.
A hugely talented, creative midfielder who marries intelligence and industry to great effect, the 28-year-old also demonstrated his versatility last term by impressively operating in the holding midfield role on numerous occasions.
‘I am very happy to have signed the new contract,” Ilkay Gundogan told mancity.com.
“I have hugely enjoyed the last three years here at City and everyone at the Club has helped make me feel at home from my very first day.
“It’s a privilege to be a part of this team, playing the style of football we do and winning trophies. It’s very difficult to do that and I’m delighted to be a part of it.
“I’m really excited about what we can go on to achieve in the next few seasons.”
City Director of Football Txiki Begiristain on Ilkay Gundogan new deal said: “Ilkay’s new deal is more excellent news for our Club.
“He has shown how important he is to the team and has played a huge part in everything that we have achieved so far.
“We are thrilled he has committed his long-term future to Manchester City.”
Ilkay Gundogan gave notice of his quality, vision and prodigious work-rate in his first season at City, including two memorable goals in our 3-1 Champions League group win over Barcelona before his campaign was then cut short by a knee injury.
After fighting his way back to full fitness, he then went on to emerge as a pivotal figure in our remarkable 2017/18 campaign, when City became the first English side to reach 100 points, lifting the Premier League and also tasting Carabao Cup glory.
The effect of Gundogan came to the fore again last term as he and his City peers produced even more football history by becoming the first team to lift all four English trophies, with Ilkay proving to be a specific essential figure in the defining final stage of the season.