Manchester City have still not made a decision on whether they will hand captain Ilkay Gundogan a contract extension, according to reports in England.
The German international has nine months remaining on his current deal and he can talk to foreign clubs about a free transfer in the New Year.
Considering Gundogan is a leader in the dressing room and has played a key role for the club over the years, supporters on Twitter feel the midfielder deserves much better treatment:
This is getting disrespectful, give the man a new contract ffs 😩🤦
— Tony (@Anthony73829054) September 29, 2022
Deserves an extension tbf
— KinderDeBueno (@KinderDeBueno) September 29, 2022
One year contract atleast, we need characters like him in the dressing room 💙
— Anni💙🇮🇳 (@Cityzen932) September 29, 2022
should be offering him a 3 year deal to get him to 34
— Anthony Ellis (@waspish_) September 29, 2022
Extend his contract what y’all waiting for? 🤷🏾♂️
— Jeff Bwoy (@JeffBwoy13) September 29, 2022
Man city,why are you guys wasting time to give this guy a new contract,you guys wasted 100mil on JG…IG is my man any day any time.
— Bammy (@BamiShuaib) September 29, 2022
— ⁴⁷Kele (@kele_mcfc) September 29, 2022
This man literally won us the league, if his name was Bernardo, Pep would be on strings tbh
— M.I.K.E (@geniusEMINEM) September 29, 2022
It’s likely that City are uncertain about whether to offer Gundogan a long-term deal. With the player turning 32 later this month, they are probably hesitant about giving him a lucrative new contract, with the concern that his performances could begin to decline in the not too distant future.
Barcelona have been tipped as a potential suitor for Gundogan in recent weeks, while Arsenal are known to have a longstanding interest in the German.