Borussia set to keep hold of skilful midfield ace.
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is ready to sign a new deal with the club to ward off fans fears over a mass exodus this summer, Sky Sports reports.
The Champions League finalists have already lost Mario Gotze to Bayern Munich and Robert Lewandowski looks set to follow suit, but the 22-year-old has moved to commit his future to the club by agreeing a new deal.
Currently on holiday in Turkey, Gundogan told the German press that he is going to sit down with the club when he returns and he is looking forward to doing so.
“I am very, very grateful to this club and I know what I have here,” he said. “The club has helped me to mature a lot and find my way into the national team,” he said.
“As soon as I get back, I am going to talk with my family and my father will then sit down with (Dortmund’s general manager Hans-Joachim) Watzke and (director of sport Michael) Zorc.”
Gundogan joined Dortmund two years ago as a replacement for Nuri Sahin, who joined Real Madrid and many feared that he would emulate Sahin as he heads into the final year of his deal, but he waved away the speculation by saying: “I am definitely going to be playing for Dortmund next season.”