According to Turkish journalist Burhan Can Terzi (h/t SPORT), Barcelona midfielder Ilkay Gundogan reportedly has aspirations of representing Galatasaray before retiring from professional football.
Terzi asserts that representatives from the Turkish club recently held a meeting with Gundogan in Germany, although the details of their conversation remain undisclosed.
I am of the opinion that Gundogan is resolute in completing his footballing odyssey by adorning the Galatasaray kit, a club with which he has ardently pledged his allegiance since his formative years, on at least one occasion during his career.
Gundogan’s like, ‘Yo, I’m almost done with this whole football career thing, and I really wanna rock the Galatasaray jersey before I hang up my boots,’ according to the reporter.
He also mentioned that Gundogan is open to having a conversation with Barça about this matter.
In order to realize this opportunity, Galatasary is fully committed to employing all available resources and measures to secure Gundogan’s transfer to Turkey. This acquisition not only holds significant importance for the club, but also represents a momentous achievement for the dedicated fans.
Gundogan is a pillar of Barcelona
Gundogan has become a crucial figure at Barcelona after leaving Manchester City. He is now leading the Blaugrana project under the leadership of Xavi. Despite facing both successes and challenges, Gundogan’s critics always aim to improve the team’s performance. His teammates recognize that, due to his extensive professional experience, he serves as a role model for the younger players.
When Gundogan joined Barcelona, he knew what he was getting into and how long he would have to carry the team. But in a recent statement, he talked about this weird feeling of playing against Turkey with the German national team. He mentioned that he’s always had a soft spot for the Turkish side.
The aforementioned statement highlights his desire to play in Turkey prior to concluding his professional club football career. However, it should be noted that his current commitment lies with Barcelona, to whom he remains devoted until his contract expiration in 2025.