Man Utd AGREE DEAL for Borussia Dortmund ace Ilkay Gundogan.


MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Ilkay Gundogan..


According to Goal, the Borussia Dortmund midfielder has accepted personal terms on offer from Old Trafford chiefs.

Gundogan, 24, has already announced he will not be extending his BVB contract but a fee between the two clubs has not yet been agreed.

Louis van Gaal confirmed last week that he is looking to sign a deep-lying playmaker in the summer.

The United boss said: "No.6 is a key player, yes. I have more key roles – the no.6 is just one of those key roles.

"You have seen this season, for example, because Michael Carrick is injured and I don't have another, I have to play with Ander Herrera there. He did it very well, but it is not his speciality.

"I have played Wayne Rooney there also, but it is not his favoured position.

"I had to do this because I don't have another right-footed holding midfielder like Carrick.

"That is why it is a key role, but I cannot discuss other positions because then I show too much."

BVB yesterday signed Gonzalo Castro from Bayer Leverkusen as a replacement for Gundogan.

Source: Daily Star


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