Gundogan admits that he will leave City as a free agent
Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan assumes a scenario in which he will leave Etihad as a free agent at the end of next season.
The champions of the Premier League have long been trying to persuade the Germany international to extend cooperation.
Gundogan, 28, understands that the next contract will be the last major deal in his career, and therefore wants to get the appropriate financial terms.
Ilkay feels comfortable in Manchester, but does not exclude that in the current situation he will have to leave for another club in the near future.
“It’s become the norm that a player who has another year on his contract period has a decision between separation or extension.
“I’m a little old-fashioned. It’s possible that I will go to the last year of my contract and then extend. Maybe the next one will be my last big contract, so such a decision must be well considered,” Ilkay told to Bild.
(Reporting by Dan McGlush, editing by Valerie Cooper)