Guardiola admits he doesn’t want this player to join Barcelona

Ilkay Gundogan
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Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has been linked with a summer transfer move to Barcelona.

The German was in fine form over the weekend, as he bagged a brace to help City win the FA Cup, scoring both goals in a 2-1 win against Man United.

Gundogan is set to become a free agent, but Guardiola has admitted he wants to keep the 32-year-old, who has reportedly agreed terms with Barcelona.

Pep told ESPN: “He knows what I think.

“Maybe some of you know it, we are neighbours, we live on the same floor so for many years he is a close friend of mine.

“He plays exceptional. Hopefully we can finish in a good way. [Director of football] Txiki [Begiristain] is working [on the contract]. The season he has done is exceptional.”