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Barcelona 'want £50m Ilkay Gundogan as Andres Iniesta replacement'

Barca 'eye Gundogan as Iniesta replacement'
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Barcelona reportedly identify Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan as a potential replacement for Andres Iniesta and are willing to offer £50m for the German.

Barcelona have reportedly identified Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan as a possible replacement for Andres Iniesta this summer.

Iniesta left Barcelona after 22 years with the club at the end of the 2017-18 campaign, joining Japanese side Vissel Kobe on a three-year deal.

Barca boss Ernesto Valverde is understood to have made signing a new midfielder one of his priorities for the current transfer window, and the Daily Star reports that Gundogan is near the top of his list.

The 27-year-old joined Man City in 2016 but missed the vast majority of his first season with the club due to a serious knee injury.

However, he made 48 appearances across all competitions during City's title-winning campaign last term, and his form during that time has reportedly convinced Barcelona to make a £50m approach for the Germany international.

City have been heavily linked with a move for Napoli's Jorginho this summer and could be tempted by the big-money offer, which is more than double what they paid for Gundogan two years ago.


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2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
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18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

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