Ilkay Gundogan to leave Manchester City

Ilkay Gundogan has signed for Barcelona on a free transfer at the end of his Manchester City contract, the Catalan club said Monday.

The German midfielder, 32, has agreed a two-year deal with the option for a year’s extension and a release clause of 400 million euros ($436 million). Gundogan joined City from Borussia Dortmund, where he won the Bundesliga and German Cup in 2012.

In Manchester, he scored 60 goals in 304 appearances for City. Barcelona’s new signing bolsters a midfield with plenty of options, including young Spaniards Pedri and Gavi, and Dutchman Frenkie de Jong.

However, coach Xavi Hernandez has said the club still need to sign a defensive midfielder after captain Sergio Busquets left for Inter Miami at the end of his contract.

Source: eNCA

In other news – Zakes Bantwini confirms retirement from music

Zakes Bantwini is playing no games with his retirement plans as he confirmed the decision with the announcement of his final studio album titled, Abantu.

Zakes Bantwini

The musician has had an amazing music career over the past months and the first announcement about his retirement occurred late last year. At his 40something birthday celebration which he hosted days ago, Zakes spoke about the project; he said it will be out this November. Learn more

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