Gundogan Holds Talks With Man Utd As Moyes Prepares £24m Bid – But Is He The Answer?

By on January 12, 2014

With the January transfer window now open for business clubs will be working hard to try and strengthen their squad for the second half of the season, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with all the latest news, gossip and rumours. Today, Man Utd are linked with Ilkay Gundogan.

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Manchester United have already held talks with the representatives of Ilkay Gundogan and are ready to table a £24m bid for the Borussia Dortmund midfielder, according to the Mirror.

United have endured a terrible season so far with David Moyes side currently well off the pace in the Premier League, were dumped out of the FA Cup by Swansea City last weekend and will need to overturn a 2-1 deficit against Sunderland to reach the final of the Capital One Cup.

With pressure mounting on Moyes’ shoulders it’s no surprise to read that he’s making attempts to bring in a marquee signing and the Mirror seem to think things are well under way in trying to lure highly-rated German midfielder Gundogan to Old Trafford.

The report states that the 23-year-old’s representatives have already held talks with United chiefs and the defending champions are now ready to test Dortmund’s resolve with a £24m bid.

Midfield is certainly an area I’d expect Moyes to look at strengthening given the lack of options he currently has in this department, but I’m not convinced Gundogan is the answer to his problems.

While there is little doubt he’s an excellent player, United look as though they need a creative head in the center of the park and Gundogan isn’t known for his goals or assists. In fact, he’s managed just 10 goals in over 80 appearances for Dortmund over the last three seasons.

He would also pose something of a risky signing if United did splash around £24m on him when you consider that the player hasn’t featured since August due to a serious back injury. He also has just 18 months left to run on his contract at the Westfalenstadion, so United could pick him up for much less come the summer.

No doubt United fans would be over the moon if this proposed deal came off, but I think Moyes could spend the money more wisely by buying a player who will contribute more in the final third and bring a bit of flair back to the side.

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Do United fans think Gundogan is the answer to their midfield problems? Share your views below.

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34 Comments

  1. Chidi j njoku

    January 13, 2014 at 3:36 am

    Pls Moyes get us d lined up players,lets take trebble,premiership,champions n carling cups up man u

  2. momoh

    January 13, 2014 at 7:46 am

    D great united fans are in patient of seeing new faces into the team especially midfieders & defenders,pls mr david moyes spend fast we can still enhance the championship position pls.

  3. Mwai Joe

    January 13, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Mr Moyes,go get Cabaye and Luke Shaw and then wait till summer.Fletcher is coming good and with Jones and Carrick,the midfield needs just a playmaker who can score,create goals,play dead balls but you won’t get that from Cleverly.Cabaye does all that.Evra needs to be rested,get rid of buttner and get Shaw from Southampton.

  4. thomas tabri

    January 13, 2014 at 10:11 am

    i think moyes is now showing he ready to bring in new faces to the united team and i encourage him to do that as quick as he can especially in the midfield and the defense because we united fans will called for his sack if fails to qualified us the champions league slot.

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