Reason behind Man City star Ilkay Gundogan’s ‘Zorro’ face mask revealed

Ilkay Gundogan surprised many Manchester City fans when he turned up to training with a face mask on.

The 29-year-old made fun of his mask on social media when he joked that he resembles the fictional vigilante Zorro.

Gundogan opted against revealing the reason behind the facial mask.

According to a report in the Daily Mail today, the Man City star is wearing the facemask after undergoing an operation on his nose.

Per the source, Gundogan has gone under the knife to correct a deviated septum.

The Mail goes onto say that Gundogan will have to wear the mask for the first two weeks of the 2018/19 Premier League season.

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Gundogan was part of the Germany national team which crashed out of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The midfield playmaker has been linked with a move to Barcelona earlier this summer.

Gundogan has established himself as a key player in Pep Guardiola’s starting eleven and made 30 Premier League appearances for City last season.