Manchester United have reportedly agreed terms to bring Germany international Ilkay Gundogan to the club this summer.
Recent reports from Germany suggested United had agreed personal terms with the player, but the latest reports from Goal suggest United may have also managed to strike a deal with Borussia Dortmund.
With Louis van Gaal himself conforming he will be prioritising a right-footed holding midfielder this summer, Gundogan would be just the man, meaning United wouldn’t have to bother with the hunt that is currently on for Paul Pogba.
Gundogan has suffered in the past from a severe back injury which kept him out for over a year, but he’s now a regular back in the Dortmund side, despite confirming his desire to leave the club last month.
With a deal for Mats Hummels looking impossible after Dortmund confirmed he would stay, Van Gaal is seemingly putting all his efforts into forcing Dortmund to sell Gundogan as soon as possible.
By contrast, reports in Spain last week suggest Gundogan has actually passed a medical at Barcelona, with a view to joining the club when their transfer ban expires in January.
But after confirming he wishes to leave the club this summer, United’s proposition may be too attractive for the midfielder to turn down.