In a recent report, World A Coruña Mentioned that Barcelona hope to sign Manchester City midfielder Gundogan this winter. It has been revealed that the Catalan side are keen to recruit the Germany international to bolster their squad during the January transfer window.
Gundogan’s stellar form for Manchester City this season
The 32-year-old has enjoyed another fine season in Manchester after a solid presence at the heart of Pep Guardiola’s midfield. Gundogan has played 20 times for Manchester City in all competitions this season, scoring twice and assisting twice.
The German phenom has proven his worth by averaging 1.8 shots and 1.9 key passes per 90 minutes in the Premier League.He’s even accurate with his ball distribution after completing 89.7 per cent of his pass attempts in England’s top flight (stat from who scored).
The 64-times Germany international’s current deal at the Etihad Stadium will run out at the end of the season, which could invite Barca to sign him on the cheap in January.
What will Gundogan bring to Barcelona coach Xavi?
Gundogan can make life difficult for opponents in the middle of the pitch with some solid tackles. He can even tackle confidently down the pitch and has a knack for finding space to score. The Germany star is also a fine playmaker in the final third, where he can contribute by scoring and creating his own deserved goals in midfield. He is primarily an all-around midfielder but can also play as a defensive midfielder or as a No. 10 when required.
Gundogan, 32, may still have a few more years to play at a high level. Therefore, he will be a good short-term signing for Barcelona this winter.
Gundogan will undoubtedly add more goals, creativity and experience to Xavi’s midfield at Camp Nou. He could even help the Catalan club close the gap on Real Madrid at the top of Spanish football over the next few years.
Gundogan will be a great leader in the Barcelona dressing room and may even help Xavi reach the full potential of youngsters like Pedri and Gavi at the Catalan club in the coming seasons.