Ilkay Gundogan has struggled to win over every Manchester City fan since his arrival at the club from Borussia Dortmund in 2016.
The midfielder was dealt an early injury blow, but since recovering, the Germany international, who has earned 26 caps for his country, has failed to hold down a regular place in Pep Guardiola’s team.
In fact, Gundogan started just 15 Premier League matches and came off the bench in a further 15 to play a role in the club’s title triumph.
Guardiola has plenty of talented players at his disposal, so the ones in contention need to be on top form in order to secure a regular place.
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Gundogan, who scored six goals and created three assists in all competitions last season, has put in some solid performances.
However, there is an argument that the 27-year-old would not be missed, and some fans are wondering whether the club should sell to Barcelona.
A report in The Sun on Friday claimed that the Catalan giants want Gundogan to replace Andres Iniesta, and would have to pay in excess of £50m.
While some fans are open to it, others are keen for the midfielder to stay put.
Over 50mil for a squad player who is injury prone?! No brainer for me!
— Paul MCFC Johnston (@mothball69) June 14, 2018
Messi in return or bust
— Troy (@troyboy621) June 14, 2018
If we get £50-60m we should take it. I know his a good squad player for Silva and KDB but his still a injury prone player and has had number of long term injuries. I’d sell him if we can get someone like Kovacic then it’ll be a good deal all round.
— Ahmad (@Ahmadib47066232) June 14, 2018
TAKE IT TAKE IT TAKE ITTTT
— ???????? (@Mahrez_SZN) June 14, 2018
dont know what is worse
city keen to hold on
fans wanting him to stay
— igor (@igorjuni0) June 14, 2018
How can you think off selling him?
— JackMarriott5 (@JackMarriott101) June 14, 2018
Keep him, underperforms yet he is a fantastic squad player
— ᴍᴀᴛᴛʜᴇᴡ??????? (@UniversaI_Gleam) June 14, 2018
All these city fans calling for to get sold sold just because of the price is disgusting. He’s been a good addition to the squad and shone when Silva / De Bruyne haven’t. Need I remind people you need squad players can’t have every player in their position being the worlds best.
— Declan Flaherty (@Decolski) June 15, 2018
50m I would take, we could just buy a younger better replacement but doubt this is true
— Wizard of O.Z™️ (@Zinchenkoholic) June 15, 2018
Gundogan is better than Jorginho
— ENA (@9320City) June 15, 2018
Yey he’s not going anywhere!!! Our Maestro.
— DeepDealing (@InnojamMahlangu) June 15, 2018