Manchester City are on the verge of signing Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan on a four-year deal.
We explore three reasons why Manchester City could benefit from signing the Germany international of Turkish origin.
1. Manchester City lack creativity in central midfield
Manchester City lack creativity in central midfield and following the imminent departure of Yaya Toure they will also lack depth. Fernandao and Fernandinho provide solid defensive cover but do not offer a lot going forwards.
The addition of Gündoğan would add depth and creativity to the City midfield. The 24-year-old midfielder had a passing accuracy of 84 percent this season and can be deployed in an attacking or defensive role.