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Tottenham should keep an eye on the Ilkay Gundogan situation

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Tottenham should keep an eye on the Ilkay Gundogan situation

Tottenham Hotspur ought to keep their eye on Ilkay Gundogan over the coming months.

The Manchester City midfielder is reported by The Sun to be stalling over signing a new deal at the Etihad Stadium, with old club Borussia Dortmund hovering.

The German international is out of contract in the summer of 2020, meaning he could well become available in the summer.

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The 28-year-old has been an important player for the Citizens this term, filling in for the injured Kevin De Bruyne, and also Fernandinho and David Silva when required.

He has made 30 appearances in all competitions so far, which is a good return following the serious knee injury he sustained in 2017.

Should Gundogan fail to commit himself to City in the next few months, the Spurs should consider making a cheeky move.

 

A fine Dembele replacement

Gundogan, especially lately, has proven himself to be a top class central midfield player.

He is a brilliant technician with an impressive range of passing.

He would make for a solid replacement for Mousa Dembele, who left the club to join Chinese outfit Guangzhou R&F for £11 million in January (The Independent).

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Granted, Gundogan does not bulldoze his way past people like the more aggressive Dembele used to, but he can gracefully carry the ball through the lines and then feed a killer pass.

He is less physical than the Belgian but has proven this season he can play the holding midfield role very well.

Ordinarily, it would be unlikely for City to sell to a rival but his contract situation may not make it an impossible swoop.

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