After concerns he could be leaving the club in the near future, Ilkay Gundogan has put pen to paper on a fresh new deal at Manchester City.
The Germany international had just a year left on his previous deal, and reports in recent weeks and months had claimed that negotiations between the two parties had stalled.
However, the club have now confirmed via their official website the 28-year-old has signed a new contract, which will see him commit his future at the Etihad for a further four years.
After hearing the news the German had extended his stay, City fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the update of their midfield playmaker.
Many hailed the confirmation of Gundogan’s new deal as great news and insisted the former Borussia Dortmund star remained one of the side’s most important midfielders.
Indeed, some even suggested the 28-year-old’s eventual contract signing as another example of the “Pep effect”, and took their hats off to the City boss for persuading the player to stay.
Check out some of the reaction of City fans below:
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— Walter Smith (@mancitysmith) 9 August 2019
Yes Silky Ilkay!!!!!!
— MCFC Boston (@MCFCBoston) 9 August 2019
This is one of the best news ever. Thanks so much Ilkay Gundogan for this cheering news after the Leroy Sane injury story yesterday. More trophies incoming
— Clement (@Clement_MCFC) 9 August 2019
Brilliant news, made my day congratulations Gundo totally deserved…
— Tragic (@jmpickford) 9 August 2019
— Rodrista (@aranyakpaul) 9 August 2019
Love to see it
— Tact (@Mescudy) 9 August 2019
Great extension this. Such an underrated player. He is a big cog in our midfield engine room.
— AB51 (@ProudDad67) 9 August 2019