Manchester City's Ilkay Gündogan and wife Sara Benarima have become parents for the first time following the arrival of their baby boy, Kais.
Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is now a father. The City skipper has taken to social media to announce the arrival of his first child Kais, after his wife Sara successfully put to bed on Wednesday.
Sara shared the news on her social media page on Wednesday evening, hours after they welcomed their baby boy into the world.
She shared pictures of herself and her husband holding Kais alongside an adorable close up shot of the baby's arm and ear.
Captioning the post, she wrote: "Our love is here. Kais Gündoğan 15.03.23".
The post was met with warm wishes from friends and Gundogan's Man City teammates.
Jack Grealish wrote: 'Congrats 👏🏻❤️' , before Phil Foden also wrote: 'Congratulations 💙'.
Dani Ter Stegen who is the wife of Barcelona goalkeeper Marc Andre Ter Stegen wrote: 'Congratulations 🥰🥰🥰', and Sophia Amelia, girlfriend of Chelsea star Kai Havertz, posted: '😍😍💙💙' amongst other well wishers.
İlkay Gündoğan and Sara Arafoui's relationship
The 32-year-old Germany international is considered as one of the best midfielders of his generation, having put in phenomenal displays for the Premier League champions.
Gundogan is no doubt one of the best Man City signings in history having sealed a move from Borussia Dortmund in 2016.
Gundogan likes to keep his relationship private but he is currently married to a beautiful French model and TV presenter named Sara Arfaoui.
Gundogan is of Turkish origin, while Sara is of Moroccan origin.
The pair got married in 2022.
Who is İlkay Gündoğan’s wife?
Sara Arfaoui is the wife of Manchester City and Germany midfielder İlkay Gündoğan.
Ilkay and Sara, 27, have been dating since early 2021, but they managed to keep their love life a secret until July in the same year.
The couple publicly announced their relationship first on Sara's Instagram and then in August, Gundugan posted a cute snap of them on his official Instagram page.