Manchester City have confirmed the capture of Germany international Ilkay Gundogan from Borsussia Dortmund on a four-year deal.
The Premier League side, who finished fourth in the English top-flight standings this term, have reportedly coughed up in the region of £20m for the midfielder’s services.
The 25-year-old; who has 16 international caps for his country, but will miss EURO 2016 later this month due to injury, scored three goals and provided seven assists in 43 appearances in all competitions for the Bundesliga outfit this season.
Gundogan, who will also miss the start of the 2016/17 Premier League season due to his knee problem, becomes new Citizens boss Pep Guardiola’s first addition at the Etihad Stadium.
“I’m thrilled to have signed for Manchester City,” Gundogan told the club’s official website.
“When I learned of City’s interest my heart was set on coming here and things have moved very quickly.
“I have loved my time with Borussia Dortmund and I would like to thank the club and the supporters for the five very happy years I spent there.”
The German ace added, “Now I have a new challenge and that is to achieve great things with City.
“The opportunity to work with a coach like Pep Guardiola is something I am really looking forward to and I am flattered to be the first signing the club has made this summer.
“I can promise the City fans I will give everything to help us win titles both in England and the Champions League. These are exciting times.
“I have my best years ahead of me and I think we can achieve great things together. I can’t wait to begin this new chapter in my career.”