Manchester United fans react on Twitter to Ilkay Gundogan's contract situation

Ilkay Gundogan

Manchester United fans are excited by the possibility of signing Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan.

Borussia Dortmund confirmed on their official Twitter account earlier today that midfielder Ilkay Gundogan will not be signing a new contract with the club.

Gundogan, 24, joined Dortmund from Nurnberg in 2011, and became an integral part of Jurgen Klopp's midfield after the departure of Nuri Sahin to Real Madrid.

Gundogan partnered Sven Bender in Dortmund's midfield during the 2012/13 season, helping them reach the Champions League final against Bayern Munich - a game in which Gundogan scored a penalty for Dortmund in a 2-1 defeat.

After losing Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski to Bayern, Dortmund will now see manager Klopp leave at the end of this season - and Gundogan could now follow him.

The German international midfielder has decided not to renew his contract at Signal Iduna Park, meaning he has just one year left on his deal.

Dortmund now risk losing Gundogan this summer, with Sky Sports recently reporting that he will join Manchester United for £21.5m at the end of the season.

With Gundogan's announcement the latest development in this situation, United fans took to Twitter to discuss the possibility of Gundogan arriving at Old Trafford.

Some believe that Gundogan is the long-term heir to Michael Carrick in the United midfield, with many suggesting that a deal could already be done!

Here are some of the reactions from United fans after Gundogan's contract announcement...

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