Bundesliga star midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has revealed he could part away with Borussia Dortmund at the end of this season and he is uncertain about his future for now.
Gundogan has confirmed that he has still not taken a final decision regarding his future at Borussia Dortmund as ongoing rumours linking him with several Premier League clubs. While Manchester United and Arsenal are in the chase, Liverpool are leading because of Gundogan’s former boss Jurgen Klopp.
The 25-year-old German, who has played 23 matches in all competition this season, appeared to be leaving Dortmund earlier this year following the club’s announcement that all contract talks had broken down.
Gundogan, however, signed a new contract till June 2017 as he chose to stay at Signal Iduna Park for at least another year.
The stylish midfielder is once again being linked with a possible transfer, but he is still not sure whether he wants to leave or not.
“There are no new developments as of yet. I am feeling very well at BVB and I know what I have at this club,” Gundogan told in an interview with Bild.
“I know that I will have to deal with the matter of my future at some point and that people expect me to make a decision. I want to deal with this situation in a respectful way and will sit down with the Dortmund management first and make a decision.
“But I do not know when that moment will be yet.
“I believe everybody here at Dortmund wants to be back in the Champions League next season and anything else would be a major disappointment.
“But that does not mean that I will definitely leave if we don’t qualify. I’m not that kind of person. I would already have left last summer had that been one of the criteria for me.”
Gundogan’s reported reunion with his former coach Jurgen Klopp could seal the end for Joe Allen, a favourite of recently sacked Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers.
Rodgers, who used to nickname Allen “the Welsh Xavi” since his arrival at Anfield, Actually he brought in the 25-year-old promising prospect along with him from Swansea for £15m in 2012.
But new manager Klopp is said to have decided to sell Allen, as Stoke, Southampton and Leicester City all three have shown interest in Allen.