FORMER BORRUSIA DORTMUND PLAYER IKKAY GUNDOGAN RUNS DOWN CITY CONTRACT
IIkay is ready to run down City contract despite successive stay at the Premier League club.
The German midfielder has 18 months remaining on his current Manchester City contract. Gundogan has put his reputation for being injury-prone behind him after making changes to his lifestyle.
But despite his success in the blue Jersy the German is in no hurry to sign a new deal after proving his under Pep-Guardiola and hopes to secure his last ”big contract”
“It’s become the norm that a player who has another year on his contract period has a decision between separation or extension,” he said.
“I’m a little old-fashioned. It’s possible that I will go to the last year of my contract and then extend.
“Maybe the next one will be my last big contract, so such a decision must be well considered.
“We have already had one or two talks. I do not feel there is pressure on the subject.
“In sporting terms, I’m very satisfied with City – there are less attractive jobs in Europe!
“In this regard, there is nothing to prevent an extension. But nothing is decided yet.”
Gundogan says he has made improvements to his lifestyle to ensure his fitness.
But, when asked if he is in the best form of his career, he said: “It’s hard to judge if I’m the best Gundogan ever.
“I also had very good periods at Dortmund.
“In the meantime, however, I also realise that I have to pay close attention to my body. I need to sleep well – at least seven hours – and eat well.”
In this regard there is nothing to prevent an extension. But nothing is decided yet.