Former Manchester United player Paul Scholes believes Manchester City have made the signing of the summer so far in bringing in Ilkay Gundogan, the Mirror report.
Gundogan became Pep Guardiola’s first signing in charge of the Citizens as the German international arrived at the Etihad Stadium from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.
The holding midfielder was widely regarded as one of the best players in Germany over the past few seasons, with his ability to break up play and pressure opponents often unparalleled.
When asked which signing has impressed him the most thus far, Scholes opted for Gundogan over the likes of United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic as he labels the German a potential bargain.
“If he can stay fit, I think he can be a fantastic player. I also think he is a great value for the money Manchester City paid for him. I think he is a bargain.”
The Bundesliga seems to have been a solid market for English clubs this summer, with Liverpool, Arsenal, United and City all signing at least one player from the German top-flight.
The upcoming Premier League season promises to be one of the most intriguing campaigns in recent history, what with Chelsea, United and City all now set for a new era under new management.
City will arguably start the season as title favourites due to their current squad and the Guardiola factor, and Gundogan in particular could end up playing a pivotal role should he remain injury free.