Pep Guardiola debunks claims about Ilkay Gundogan leaving Manchester City

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Written by Martin Graham | May 22 2022

Pep Guardiola has revealed false allegations of Ilkay Gundogan’s departure from the club to reporters.

It was recently reported that the club opened the doors for Gundogan, who has been at the club since 2016 as Guardiola’s first signing after becoming Manchester City manager, to leave the club.

However, speaking before his last Premier League game which could see him win the Premier League title for the fifth time in six seasons at the club, Guardiola has debunked the allegations and stated that no such discussions have taken place.

He said, “If you ask me personally, I want him here next season. No one thinks he can’t be here. If he wants to leave, we don’t know that as a club.

“All the Twitter accounts saying he’s leaving, I don’t know. You probably know more than me.”

Man City players win Premier League awards

Meanwhile, Manchester City pulled off a clean sweep of the Premier League awards for the season.

Kevin De Bruyne was named Player of the Season after beating competition from Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur, Mohamed Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold of Manchester City Joao Cancelo, James Ward Prowse of Southampton, Bukayo Saka of Arsenal and Jarrod of West Ham United. Bowen.

De Bruyne’s win makes it the third year in a row that a Manchester City player has won the award, having won it in 2020 and Robin Dias in 2021.

Phil Foden got rid of the award for the best player under the age of 23, who was also named the best young player. The 21-year-old retained his title last season, defeating Saka and Alexander-Arnold, who were also nominated for the best player award.

Chelsea’s Mason Mount and Conor Gallagher, who have both spent the season on loan at Crystal Palace, West Ham’s Declan Rice, Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsdale and Palace’s Terrick Mitchell.

The awards were voted on by fans, the captains of the Premier League’s 20 captains, and a panel of football experts.

Foden thanked his competitors after receiving the award. “I am very proud to win this award for the second year in a row. There are so many talented young players in the Premier League and it is a real honor to win it again.”

Martin Graham is a sports writer for the MFF Forum

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