Paris Saint-Germain is in the mix to land Manchester City’s veteran midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, whose contract with the Premier League club will expire in June.
While the French giants want the Germany international, they face competition as Sport reports that Barcelona is also keen on the 32-year-old. Manager Xavi Hernandez is eager to bring in a player who can take over from Sergio Busquets in midfield.
Xavi reportedly believes Gundogan could adjust to the role at the base of midfield and has asked for reports on how the former Borussia Dortmund star is off the pitch. The manager also views Gundogan as a brilliant midfielder who could play various positions.
However, Barcelona, much like PSG, will likely talk to the Manchester City midfielder during the January transfer window and have him sign a pre-contract to have him join during the summer for the 2023-24 season.
Pep Guardiola wants to offer him another year; the Spanish tactician won’t stop his player from leaving if that is his desire.