Manchester United closing in on Gundogan deal

Jeremy Lin

Manchester United closing in on Gundogan deal [divider]

Manchester United are closing in on a deal for Borussia Dortmund star Ilkay Gündoğan according to the Metro.

Gündoğan is stalling on agreeing terms to a new contract with Dortmund and United have been closely linked with the Germany international for the past few months.

The 24-year-old was ruled out out of first team football for over 400 days with injury but has since recovered and returned to first team football.

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The hard working midfielder was one of the central figures of the Dortmund side that reached the final of the UEFA Champions League in the 2012-13 season.

Gündoğan has  four assists and has scored two goals in 19 appearances for Dortmund this season.

The 24-year-old was born in Germany and is of Turkish descent. Gündoğan represents the country of his birth and is bilingual in Turkish and German.

United are currently fourth in the Premier League and take on sixth place Tottenham next.