Wednesday 18 October 2017

United after Gundogan

Manchester United's search for midfield reinforcements has led them to Ilkay Gundogan
Manchester United's search for midfield reinforcements has led them to Ilkay Gundogan

Manchester United's search for midfield reinforcements has led them to Borussia Dortmund's Ilkay Gundogan, although they could face a fight with Real Madrid to sign the Germany international.

With Anderson set to join Fiorentina on loan, it is believed David Moyes has stepped up his interest in 23-year-old Gundogan, whose contract expires in 18 months and is valued at £25m.

The midfielder is not cup-tied for the Champions League as he has been out for most of the season with a back injury.

"I will soon make a decision that will be well considered. It's still really open," Gundogan said. "Dortmund are my first point of contact. I am keeping my options open at this point.

"I'm just trying to be healthy and to get back on the pitch," he added.

"This is important and a top priority for the club and for me."

Irish Independent

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