Gundogan, 25, is still to decide his future after the contract saga rumbles on. He has set no deadline to decide his future, however, a new contract at Signal Iduna Park hasn’t been ruled out.
This season, the midfielder has envisaged himself as a key player in Thomas Tuchel’s midfield, recovering the form that has been missing in recent years.
Gundogan’s contract is set to run out in the summer after he signed a one-year extension in April after more speculation which circulated around his future. During that time last year, the club announced that he would not be signing a new deal at BVB but they u-turned and he penned a year extension.
This new deal came amidst heavy speculation linking him with rivals Bayern Munich and other European powers such as Manchester United and Barcelona.
In January, Sport BILD reported that the Serie A champions Juventus were eying a €40 million move for the holding midfielder. Despite these claims, no formal bid was made.
To some players, when European teams with prestigious history and world-class players are linked you do turn a head. However, the former Bochum youth player is “actually relaxed” as he lines up his possible future.
There will be decision at one point, but it depends on various factors,
Time will bring a decision, which hopefully will be very fair for everyone involved.
We have nothing to hide, and we’ll announce something when we have something to announce.
Borussia Dortmund are keen to have the player in their possessions for a sixth season and he explained that both parties are always in talks,
It’s difficult to set yourself a deadline, and you also have to go with your gut, but I want to satisfy those involved and I also want to avoid the situation we had last year.
Different possibilities could arise in the summer if he becomes a free agent, could he move to Manchester to play under Pep Guardiola or could he be reunited with Reds manager Jürgen Klopp as he looks to change Liverpool from top to bottom?
Gundogan has played an integral role in Tuchel’s first season at the helm of the Yellow Wall, which has seen him become apart of Joachim Löw’s side.
After a disastrous first half of the season last year, Dortmund definitely have been lifted by the arrival of the former-Mainz man. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s brace against FC Ingolstadt last Saturday was the 90th goal of the season for Die Schwarzgelben.
This season, the 25-year-old has played 1,513 minutes and missed the game against Ingolstadt through illness. But he spoke highly of the club he has called home since 2011.
I enjoy playing football here, the lads are great, the coaching staff too,A lot speaks for BVB, but like I’ve said, we’ll see what happens.