OFFICIAL Ilkay Gundogan joins Barcelona on a free transfer

Ilkay Gundogan has signed a two-year contract with the Catalan giants.

The German midfielder becomes Barcelona’s first signing of the summer and has arrived on a free transfer from Manchester City.

Gundogan’s release clause has been fixed at €400 million and turned down the chance to renew his contract with the Cityzens.

The midfielder has signed a contract until the summer of 2025 and also contains the option for a third year.

“Today is bittersweet. Goodbyes are never easy, but it’s even harder with this team,” Gundogan wrote in the Players Tribune.

“When I had to break the news to the boys that I was leaving in our group chat, I was very emotional. I will miss all of them, honestly. But I am happy to say that I’m leaving here as a champion, and I have nothing but love for the club in my heart.

“It’s amazing what we achieved. Five Premier League titles in my seven years here. Two FA Cups. The Champions League. The treble. But those are just trophies. The thing that I will remember the most is the feeling inside the squad, especially this season.”


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