Galatasaray President considers veteran Barca midfielder his dream signing

Turkish side's president labelled Ilkay Gundogan as his "dream signing"
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FC Barcelona ended their 2023-24 underwhelming campaign trophyless. This was Barca's second time in the last three seasons without silverware. Despite having a nightmare of a season, Ilkay Gundogan was one of the few positives for the Catalan club.

With 19 goals contributed in all competitions this season, the German was one of the few consistent performers for the club. His vision, athleticism, and leadership skills, combined with his German DNA, make him a quality option for any European club.

Recently, as reported in Mundo Deportivo, Galatasaray's President has expressed such a desire. Galatasaray won the league title in the 2023-24 season, recording 102 points in the Super Lig and an impressive 3-2 win against Man United in the UCL. But the club couldn't manage off qualification to the next round, finishing 3rd in their UCL group.

Ilkay Gundogan would shine in the Champions League

In such a regard, Galatasaray's President, Mr. Dursun, expressed his desire to have a remarkable UCL campaign next season. He said,

""We need to sign about three players to compete in the Champions League. Maybe it's time to try to complete my dream signing: Ilkay Gundogan""

Mundo Deportivo

Ilkay Gundogan, who led Manchester City to their inaugural treble win in the 2022-23 season, could be the perfect leader for the Turkish side. Having the likes of Mauro Icardi, Dries Mertens, Wilfried Zaha, and Kerem Akturkoglu leading the line, all they want is a visionary Captain.

Moreover, the Catalan club's desperate need for funds, combined with Galatasaray's ambitions, could seal the deal. Galatasaray can make a fairy tale run in Europe next season if this transfer goes through.