16-cap maestro set to become Pep’s first Man City signing in €23m deal

According to reports from Manchester Evening News, Borussia Dortmund star Ilkay Gundogan is set to become Pep Guardiola’s first signing as Manchester City manager.

The German international has been tipped to leave Westfalenstadion for some time, with his Dortmund contract encroaching upon its final twelve months and no sign of a new deal.

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A number of clubs were linked with the 25-year-old’s signature earlier this season, not least including Premier League runners-up Arsenal and European giants Barcelona.

But it appears City have beaten their rivals to Gundogan’s signature, with Manchester Evening News reporting that he’s set to become Pep Guardiola’s first official signing as Eithad boss in a €23million deal.

The midfield maestro has been in good form this season, after two terms of recurring back problems, averaging 2.3 tackles, 2.2 successful dribbles and one created chance per match in the Bundesliga.

The 16-cap international is set to miss Euro 2016 through injury, but that has not scuppered his transfer to the Etihad.