Ilkay Gundogan may quit Man City now as 'massive club' offering 'big' contract - pundit
Ilkay Gundogan could snub Man City to secure the last big wage packet of his career.
That’s according to former Hibernian striker Tam McManus, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the German’s future.
On 31 October sources told Football Insider that City are worried Gundogan will snub their new contract offer and leave on a free transfer.
According to the Sun (3 November), Atletico have joined the list of clubs keeping tabs on the 32-year-old that includes Bayern Munich.
The German international has entered the final year of his contract with the Cityzens and will be free to talk to foreign clubs in January.
McManus claims Gundogan could move back to Germany to secure a new “big” contract.
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“He is a tremendous player and a key part of the German team as well,” McManus told Football Insider‘s Ben Wild.
“I think if he wants to, he could go out and get himself a real big contract, his last big contract you might say. That is what he is thinking about.
“There will be some massive clubs who are looking at taking him if he becomes available and maybe they will offer more money for him.
“Teams in Germany will want him, probably other teams in England too. America maybe as well. He could get a big wage packet.
“Man City will do their best to keep him because he is such an important player there and he has a good eye for goal.
“But with him being out of contract in the summer then clubs will start looking.”
Gundogan has started 14 of City’s 18 games in all competitions this season.
He has scored twice.