Manchester City have completed the signing of German international Ilkay Gundogan from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund, the player signed a 4-year-deal with the club.
The teams didn't reveal the deal's financial part but according to Transfermarkt the fee is in the region of €26m (£20m) plus bonuses.
City’s Director of Football Txiki Begiristain told the club's website:
“Ilkay is an excellent addition to our team and we are delighted to have him on board. He is an intelligent and versatile midfielder who can operate in a number of different roles. I think our supporters will enjoy his work ethic and technical ability and I believe he will be a very important player for us in the coming years.”
He played for Borussia Dortmund since 2011 when he was signed from FC Nürnberg. He played a total of 157 games over the past five seasons for Borussia Dortmund and has won 16 caps for Germany, scoring four goals.
Gundogan is recovering from a knee injury which ruled him out of this summer’s Euro 2016.
He declared for his new club's website:
“I’m thrilled to have signed for Manchester City. I can promise the City fans I will give everything to help us win titles both in England and the Champions League. These are exciting times. I have my best years ahead of me and I think we can achieve great things together. I can’t wait to begin this new chapter in my career.”