'DOG DAYS ARE OVER Gundogan ponders Man City exit for ‘new challenge’ when contract ends
Success|March. 11, 2019
ILKAY GUNDOGAN will keep Manchester City waiting over his new deal at the Etihad.
The German international has just over a year left on his contract and has been in talks over a new one for several months.
As yet the 28-year-old has not made his mind up over where his future lies - and now says he is unlikely to decide until the summer.
Pep Guardiola has made it clear he wants the former Borussia Dortmund man to stay - but only if the players wants to be there.
And Gundogan said: "There is no decision yet otherwise I would have signed or rejected a contract.
"We are still in talks but I don’t feel there is much pressure, maybe also because we are still competing in all the competitions.
"Obviously one day there has to be a decision but I am very happy at the moment here especially about the way we play and how we play under Pep, and that is the main thing."
Gundogan hinted he may want to look for a new challenge - and that would leave Manchester City with a huge dilemma.
They may look to cash in on the midfielder this summer rather than risk losing him for nothing in summer 2020.
But he said: "This is something everyone has to decide for themselves. I am 28 years old now so my next contract will maybe decide where I will be for the end of my career.
"Everyone feels different. Maybe someone has an inner feeling in his self to go for a new challenge or to change something.
"If you see on my CV you can read that I am always open-minded for challenges but it is a personal situation.
"This is something that is not obvious. Everyone has to make his own decision.
"At the moment I try to play as good as possible and I guess after the season we are going to sit and we are going to talk again. My main target at the moment is to go for all the competitions and to be successful."
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