Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Gundogan Faces Wait to See If He's Still an Eight

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Gundogan Faces Wait to See If He's Still an Eight

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PEP Guardiola wasted no time in handing Nolito the No.9 shirt - but City are still to confirm what number Ilkay Gundogan will wear next season.

The German international completed a move from Borussia Dortmund last month.

But while the Blues immediately announced Nolito's number, it remains to be seen which one Gundogan will be allocated.

At Dortmund he wore eight and it is a number he is clearly attached to, with his Twitter handle @Guendogan8.

Samir Nasri wears the eight shirt, but his future under Guardiola is uncertain.

The Frenchman is adamant he wants to work under the new Blues boss, but will face increased competition for his place next season.

As well as signing Gundogan, City's new manager has just completed the capture of Nolito and wants to add Pounds 40m Leroy Sane to his squad. …

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