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Ilkay Gundogan poised for Barcelona move after Champions League final

FC Barcelona are on the verge of securing the signing of Ilkay Gundogan, and they are not only focused on finalizing the operation but also on making an official announcement after the upcoming Champions League final.

The final, which will be contested between Manchester City and Inter Milan, is set to take place tomorrow at the Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul.

For Gundogan, this match will mark the conclusion of his season at the club level, and he will be eager to help Manchester City secure the prestigious treble, a feat that has not been achieved by an English team since Manchester United in 1999.

Gündogan’s impending move to Barcelona has generated significant excitement among fans and pundits alike.

The Turkish-born German midfielder has been a standout performer for Manchester City, displaying exceptional technical ability, vision, and goal-scoring prowess.

His addition to Barcelona’s midfield will undoubtedly bolster the team’s creative and attacking capabilities.

After the Champions League final, Gündogan will join the German national team for international duty.

He will have the opportunity to play alongside Barcelona’s Marc Andre ter Stegen, further strengthening their bond and understanding on the pitch.

However, Gündogan will not participate in the friendly match against Ukraine on Monday, the 12th, as he focuses on transitioning to his new club.

Instead, he will be available for the match against Poland in Warsaw on Friday, the 13th, and the subsequent fixture against Colombia on Tuesday, the 20th, in his hometown of Gelsenkirchen.

Interestingly, there is a possibility that Gündogan may have the chance to represent Barcelona before officially joining the German national team.

It is speculated that he might feature as a Barcelona player in one of the German team’s upcoming fixtures.

As the German squad does not have any Euro 2024 qualifying matches due to their status as the host nation, Gündogan’s potential appearance in a Barcelona jersey would serve as an exciting preview for fans eager to see him in action.