Manchester United fans react on Twitter to Gundogan contract extension with Dortmund

Ilkay Gundogan warming up for Germany

Manchester United transfer target Ilkay Gundogan has signed a contract extension at Borussia Dortmund.

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has signed a contract extension with the German club to end speculation that he could be moving away the Bundesliga this summer.

The versatile German middle man had been reported as one of David Moyes’ priority targets at Manchester United this summer but the Old Trafford side are now unlikely to get the chance to add him to their midfield pack.

Midfield has been a pressing area of concern for United this season with the perception that Moyes’ men still lack something in the centre despite the recent additions of Marouane Fellaini from Everton and Juan Mata from Chelsea.

Several German based midfielders have been linked with the club, including Gundogan’s BVB teammate Marco Reus and Bayern Munich’s Toni Kroos, a regular on the Manchester United rumour mill.

The possibility of a swap deal that would take Shinji Kagawa back to the German giants has also been debated and discussed in the press.

Gundogan’s season this year has been a frustrating one, marred by injury which has stopped him from taking part in a disappointing domestic campaign.

He’ll take this contract extension to heart because plenty of other clubs wouldn’t have gambled on a player heading into a summer off the back of an injury hot season, which has restricted his appearances.

It’s a show of faith from Jurgen Klopp that Dortmund have impeccable patience with a player who they see as vital to their side over the next few seasons.

The actual contract offer was announced a fortnight ago by BVB chiefs so the rumour mill kept spinning when the 23-year-old didn’t instantly sign a new deal. The reason for that is unclear but it’s transpired there’s nowhere else he’d rather be planning his future and playing his football.

Here’s what Manchester United fans have made of the news via Twitter.

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