Manchester City to announce first signing for Pep Guardiola

Ilkay Gundogan Borussia Dortmund

With the Bundesliga season in the books and Bayern winning the German cup this weekend, Pep Guardiola will officially move to Manchester City, starting his job on July 1.

The Spanish manager is expected to transform the Citizens into a European power house and lure several star players to the Etihad Stadium in order for City to regain their best form in the Premier League, while repeating this season’s success in the Champions League.

Man City hasn’t been quiet on the transfer market with Guardiola still in charge of Bayern. The Citizens are expected to complete the signing of Ilkay Gundogan this week in a deal worth £20.1 million plus performance-related bonuses,  according to The Telegraph.

Consequently, the Borussia Dortmund star will be Pep Guardiola’s first signing at the club, as the 25-year-old will be tasked to reinforce the Citizens’ midfield.

A dislocated knee cap has ruled Gundogan out of Germany’s Euro 2016 campaign and will keep him on the sidelines throughout the pre-season, but City have pushed ahead with the move.

Gundogan joined Dortmund in the summer of 2011 for just 4.13 million from Nuremberg, and provided three goals and seven assist in 40 appearances in all competitions for the Bundesliga club.

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