Guardiola Gets First Signing In Manchester City

Pep Guardiola and Manchester City have concluded arrangement and signed Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan from Borussia Dortmund on a four-year deal, according to BBC

The 25-year-old German midfielder will miss Euro 2016 and the start of the new Premier League season through injury, but he becomes the first signing for incoming Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola

According to source, Manchester City have reportedly paid a fee of about £20m for Gundogan, which is to guarantee his coming to the oil-rich English club.

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German midfielder in action

The player’s reaction of the development was that of joy. According to him, “When I learned of City’s interest, my heart was set on coming,” he said. “Things have moved very quickly.” BBC reports

The Premier League club’s director of football Txiki Begiristain praised Gundogan’s “work ethic and technical ability”.

According to the the director, “He is an intelligent and versatile midfielder who can operate in a number of different roles,” Begiristain added. “He will be a very important player for us in the coming years.”

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