Barcelona have reportedly decided they like the look of Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan and think he’d be a great replacement for Andres Iniesta.
The report also offers a reminder of how Barcelona previously came close to signing Gundogan in 2016 before he moved from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester City.
The midfielder has said: “I was very close to signing for Barcelona, but at the end, it didn’t happen.”
Gundogan had a tough first season at City after suffering a serious knee injury but he played 48 times in all competitions for Pep Guardiola’s team in 2017/18, contributing six goals and seven assists.
The 27-year-old has two years left on his City contract although it’s tough to say whether he’d be willing to swap City for the Camp Nou.