Agent denies reports claiming Barcelona star wants to leave the club

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The agent of Ilkay Gundogan has denied reports claiming the Barcelona midfielder wants to leave for Turkish club Galatasaray just months after his arrival at the club from Manchester City.

Gundogan’s agent and brother released a statement (via Mundo Deportivo) to dismiss the links to Galatasaray.

“The news that has appeared in the press in recent days about Ilkay does not reflect the truth,” Ilhan Gundogan said.

“I didn’t meet anyone from Galatasaray before the Bayern Munich game to talk about Ilkay. There was no development, meeting or anything of the sort that came to us in this regard. I want to make this clear.

“Neither I nor Ilkay can understand how this news came about. Ilkay is very happy in Barcelona and is focused on what he wants to achieve there and his goals.”