Guardiola: we will fight Barcelona for Gundogan

Guardiola: we will fight Barcelona for Gundogan

Faruq Ibrahim 17:27 - 19.06.2023

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola promises Manchester City will fight Barcelona for Gundogan.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has revealed that they will fight to renew the contract of their captain, Ilkay Gundogan, amid Barcelona's interest. 

The German midfielder's contract is set to expire at the end of the month and was included in the official Premier League list of players who have been released by clubs. 

However, the treble winners are in active negotiations with the Dortmund man and want him to continue next season.

What Guardiola said 

The Manchester City boss was in a press conference at the Emporda golf course in Spain when he was questioned about Barcelona's interest in Gundogan. 

His former club are keen on the player, and Guardiola confirms that both parties are in constant contact; however, he said they will fight to ensure they keep their captain. 

"We are interested in renewing his contract, and [Barcelona] are also interested," Guardiola said.

"I hope he stays with us. We are still fighting for him to stay with us. He is a player we want to stay, and we will do all we can, but we know Barca want him.

"If Barça sign him, they will have a spectacular footballer on their hands. I am aware Xavi has called him a lot. If, in the end, he picks Barca, I will tell him he will enjoy himself."

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