Arsenal to hijack Gundogan move to Manchester with surprise contact

Last updated : 14 May 2015 By DSG

The deal which looked to be the next open and shut case of where Dortmund star Ilkay Gundogan would be playing next season appears to have a twist

With the Memphis Depay transfer being sewn-up quickly it looked like Gundogan would also be a formality but it appears that Arsenal lead the race to sign the player with Atletico Madrid.

What appears to have concerned Manchester United, City and Bayern Munich is the player's injury record which has cooled interest from the early pace-setters

Arsenal, according to a report in the Mail have made contact with his family with his father acting as his agent but at this stage Borussia Dortmund point out that no bids have yet been lodged for the midfielder.

United are linked (legitimately or not) with a wide range of players including SouthamptonÂ’s Clyne and Gareth Bale whilst City seem to be focused on attracting Paul Pogba and Kevin De Bruyne.

Gundogan is a highly mobile player who is good on the ball and has a great range of passing tactical discipline which has drawn comparison with Manchester UnitedÂ’s Michael Carrick

The 24-year-old is thought to be worth in the region of £20million.

The midfielder joined Dortmund from Nurnberg in 2011 and has gone on to make 110 appearances in all competitions, scoring 13 goals

The player has been blighted by injury with only 3 appearances in 2013-14 and hamstring issues in 2014-15

Source : DSG

Source: DSG