Manchester City have confirmed the signing of 25-year-old German midfielfder ?lkay Gündo?an from Borussia Dortmund. The new Manchester arrival had dislocated his knee at the start of May and has been out of action ever since and will be missing the summer Euro Championship. Being no stranger to missing out due to injury, the former Dortmund player has previously missed out on the World Cup in 2014 due to a back injury that ruled him out for almost the entire season.
The signing fee is said to be about £20m and is the first signing of incoming manager Pep Guardiola though he most likely will not be available to start the season. The citizens celebrate the signing as they beat teams like Barcelona and Juventus to get the young German playmaker’s signature.
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The German International made 157 appearances for the Dortmund based outfit over his 5-year spell at the club after signing on from Nuremberg in 2011, helping the side reach the Champions League final in 2013. Having signed a contract extension in 2015, the injury-prone star switched to Manchester a year before the contract was due to run out.
“The opportunity to work with a coach like Pep Guardiola is something I am really looking forward to and I am flattered to be the first signing the club has made this summer,” said Gündo?an when he first made a statement as a Manchester City signing.