Manchester United And Arsenal Given Boost In Pursuit Of German Midfielder
According to Bild (German), Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has stalled on a new contract and wants a move away, preferably to the Premier League. Both Arsenal and Manchester United hold interest in the midfielder, however the latter are said to be be much more keen.
The German 24-year-old was plagued with injury last season and has yet to really return to his best for Dortmund. A fresh start in a new league may be exactly what he needs and Manchester United could certainly use a tactically sound midfielder who can dictate tempo, recycle possession and ultimately pave the way for a return to slick, fast passing football.
Arsenal could well be looking for a similar player as Arteta gets older and possibly edges nearer to the exit door.
As a result of Gundogan's contract situation, he wouldn't cost a huge amount and would be worth the risk (that being his injury record). With Dortmund determined to hang onto Hummels, another Man Utd target, and Reus signing a new deal, Gundogan may well be the likeliest to leave the club.