Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has pledged to bring beautiful football to his new team following his £21 million transfer to the Premier League outfit.
Gundogan was quoted as saying in the Manchester Evening News as saying: “I like to have the ball and play beautiful football. That’s what the people want to see and what makes football so special. I have come here to win and to play the beautiful game.”
The Germany international of Turkish origin also revealed that his favourite position is in central midfield playing a box-to-box role.
“I see myself as a mix between number six and number eight in central midfield – this is the best position for me, as a box-to-box midfielder. I love to create chances and to play the perfect pass so that my team-mates can create an assist or score on their own,” he added.
The 24-year-old will the fourth ethnic Turkish player born in Germany in the Premier League next season – if Liverpool striker Samed Yesil stays at the club over the summer.
Liverpool midfielder Emre Can and Arsenal star Mesut Ozil are the other two and all three have played in the Germany national side together while Yesil is expected to represent Turkey at international level.