I must admit that I am quite surprised by the latest development on the Arsenal transfer rumours concerning the Borussia Dortmund and Germany international star Ilkay Gundogan, as clubs are not usually so open about the situation regarding their players.
But maybe the Bundesliga club have had enough of the media speculation about the 24-year old midfielder. Because Gundogan´s current contract is about to enter its final year and there has been no development over a new one, a number of big clubs around Europe, Arsenal included, have been keeping a close eye on the situation.
Now, as reported by Metro, Arsenal and any other club interested in Gundogan have been given the go ahead to prepare our transfer bids for the summer, after Dortmund revealed that their player would definitely not be extending his stay with them.
A statement from the German club declared, “Borussia Dortmund and midfielder Ilkay Gundogan will not collaborate any further longer than June 30, 2016.”
By doing this I suppose that Dortmund are trying to make the issue as open as possible and perhaps it will help them to increase the number of clubs bidding for Gundogan and therefore help them to get as good a price as possible. Do you think that Arsene Wenger should be one of the bidders? Will we be able to win the battle for him and if so, how much would you expect Arsenal to pay?