Turkish Journalist Burhan Can Terzi (h/t SPORT) has claimed that Barcelona midfielder Ilkay Gundogan dreams of playing for Galatasaray before calling time on his career.
For that, the reporter adds that representatives from the Turkish team actually met with Gundogan in Germany a few days ago, but the excerpts of the meeting are still unknown.
It is believed that Gundogan is determined to conclude his football journey by donning the Galatasaray jersey, a team he has passionately supported since his early years, at least once in his career.
“Gundogan told his representative that he is at the end of his career and that he wants to wear the Galatasaray shirt before retiring,” said the journalist.
“Gundogan said that he was prepared to talk to Barça about this issue,” he added.
For this to happen, Galatasary are willing to do everything in their power to bring Gundogan to Turkey as this would be a massive coup not just for the team but also for their fans.
Gundogan is a pillar of Barcelona
Ilkay Gundogan reportedly wants to play for Galatasaray before he retires. (Photo by PAU BARRENA/AFP via Getty Images)
Gundogan has emerged as a crucial figure at Barcelona, having departed Manchester City to spearhead the Blaugrana project under the guidance of Xavi on the sidelines.
Despite facing both triumphs and challenges, Gundogan’s critiques consistently aim at enhancing the team’s performance.
His teammates acknowledge that owing to his extensive professional background, he serves as a role model for the younger players.
Upon joining Barcelona, Gundogan was fully aware of the responsibilities he would bear and the duration for which he would carry the team’s burden.
However, in a recent statement, he expressed the peculiar feeling of playing against Turkey with the German national team, citing a longstanding affinity he has held for the Turkish side.
This has been the reason enough for the aforementioned statement that he would love to play in Turkey…
Source link : https://barcauniversal.com/barcelona-midfielder-keen-to-play-for-galatasaray-in-the-future-report/
Author : Ash Reyna
Publish date : 2023-11-16 09:49:56
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