• Why Joining Barcelona Makes Sense For The German Midfielder

Some football fans might question why Ilkay Gundogan wants to leave Manchester City and join Barcelona after winning the treble with City this year.

The German international has proven himself to be an important cog in the Manchester City machine in recent years. From scoring important goals in title run-ins to bailing Manchester City out when they needed inspiration and his enviable goal return from midfield.

Why Barcelona Move Makes Sense For Ilkay Gundogan

Gundogan could have renewed his deal at Manchester City, and further cement his legendary status at the club, but he chose to link up with Xavi’s men. Let’s explore the reasons why the move makes sense for the player and Barcelona.

No one can deny Gundogan’s ability to turn into prime Zinedine Zidane when things are at stake for Manchester City. However, the German will turn 33 soon, and that could mean lesser minutes in a competitive side like Manchester City.

Why Barcelona Move Makes Sense For Ilkay Gundogan

Signing for Barça enables him to use his expertise and experience alongside some top midfielders like Frenkie de Jong, Pedri and Kessie. He will offer more to Barcelona and probably play more for the Catalans than he would at Manchester City in the next two years.

The timing of his move is impeccable. Signing a good contract at one of the biggest club in the world towards the end of his career. Also, there is no better time than now to say goodbye to a club that he has given everything for over the last 7 years.

Why Barcelona Move Makes Sense For Ilkay Gundogan
Ilkay Gundogan to join Barcelona

Barcelona, have secured a world-class midfielder with so much experience for free. Gundogan has also secured a 2-year deal with an option for the third at such a huge club like Barça – It makes for a great end to an impressive career.