Barcelona signs Ilkay Gundogan. The German (32) comes over from Manchester City on a free transfer and will sign a three-year contract this week.
Barcelona makes a big move with the signing of Gundogan
Behind the scenes, Barcelona worked hard to capture Gundogan. Due to financial problems, the club is considerably limited, but the recruitment of the German continues. He signs a two-year contract with an option for a third season. Everything is expected to be completed this week.
Gündogan will be Barcelona’s second summer signing, which is also in the process of signing Iñigo Martínez. The defender has yet to be registered, but white smoke is expected. Head coach Xavi recently announced more reinforcements for next season, but also added that Barcelona cannot go in all directions financially.
Kante follows Benzema and enters into a highly lucrative deal with Al-Ittihad
Speaking of midfielders departing from the Premier LEague, N’Golo Kante starts working at Al-Ittihad. The 32-year-old Frenchman exchanges Chelsea, where he was under contract for seven years, for a three-year stay in the Middle East. Al Ittihad confirmed the transfer in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday.
The international will be a teammate of Karim Benzema at Al-Ittihad, who recently left Real Madrid after fourteen seasons and signed with the ambitious Al-Ittihad. Where Benzema is credited with 200 million euros per season, Kanté will earn at least 300 million euros in three years.
Before coming to Chelsea, Kante played at Leicester City, with whom he had a dream season in 2016 by becoming champions of England. Before that, the balafpakker in France was employed by relatively small clubs such as Suresnes, Boulogne and Caen.
Kante won the league title with Chelsea in 2017. He also added the FA Cup (2018), the Europa League (2019), the Champions League (2021), the European Super Cup (2021). And the World Cup for club teams (2022) to his name. The midfielder made 53 appearances for the French national team. And was part of the team that won the 2018 World Cup. Kante also took the overall victory in the Nations League with France in 2021.