Ilkay Gundogan is anticipated to depart Manchester City in the summer and transfer to Barcelona, in part due to his wife’s unwillingness to continue living in England.
Sport reports that while Ilkay Gundogan is contracted with Cityzens until June 30, 2023, the club appears to have accepted that they may lose the midfielder for free at the conclusion of the season, despite their willingness to provide him with a short-term extension.
Barcelona, a club that Ilkay Gundogan has always admired for their culture and playing style, is expected to be his next destination.
Gundogan plans to leave the team and his wife plays an important role in this decision
Xavi and the rest of the team are eager to acquire the German midfielder to bolster their midfield, particularly with the anticipated departure of Sergio Busquets at the end of the season.
Reports suggest that the club is prepared to offer a two-year contract to Gundogan.
Another factor that is said to increase the likelihood of Gundogan’s departure from City is his wife, Sara Arfaoui, who has become weary of living in England, according to reports.