Ilkay Gundogan has conceded he might have been playing for Manchester United – however they signed his Borussia Dortmund colleague Shinji Kagawa all things considered.
Gundogan has featured for Manchester City this season, scoring 11 goals from midfield to shoot his side to a directing lead at the highest point of the Premier League.
The Germany International was one of Pep Guardiola’s first signings as City manager back in 2016 – and he is in the running for the best player of the season award as he makes the most of his best mission yet at the club.
Be that as it may, Gundogan has conceded he might have been playing on the opposite side of Manchester, after the Red Devils showed interest in him years before he joined City.
Rather they accepted Kagawa for €16million in 2012 – prior to selling the Japanese midfielder back to Dortmund for a large portion of the value two years after the fact.
🗣 "Kind of true, there were talks. It was 2 or 3 years before I joined City."
Ilkay Gundogan reveals Manchester United tried to sign him before he went to Manchester City pic.twitter.com/3AJ4ovsR0O
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) February 26, 2021
The year after Kagawa joined United, Gundogan assisted Dortmund with arriving at the Champions League later.
After three years uniting with the “Citizens” he has since won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup, and three progressive EFL Cups.