Manchester United target Ilkay Gundogan hits back at media speculation

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Ilkay Gündoğan has taken to his official Facebook page to address media speculation regarding his future.

The Germany international rejected reports stating that he has agreed to join any club and that he his agent was demanding over €12 million per season.

The statement reads, “In recent weeks, I, like you, read again and again that where I was signing was already agreed.

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“Yesterday an ominous number [regarding wage demands] appeared in the media and so I have now decided to say something about it.

“The 2014/15 season strictly speaking only ends on 30.06.2015.

“Although so far there have hardly been any transfers completed in Europe, rumor to rumor I was supposed to have demanded more and more, putting off making a final decision.

“Forgotten was this: I have one more year on my contract with BVB [Dortmund].

“What is important to me is that I’m not gambling financially or using delaying tactics.”

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The 24-year-old has also been closely linked with Bayern Munich, Arsenal and Barcelona over the past month.

Dortmund CEO Hans Joachim Watzke has previously confirmed that Gündoğan will leave the club at the end of the season.

The Germany international has five assists and three goals in 33 appearances for Dortmund despite spending much of the season out injured and is almost certain to leave the Bundesliga giants over the summer.

 

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