Only reason he’d join us is contract length. He’d be mad to reject Barcelona or an extension at City otherwise.
I don't know about Barca this summer though. I think La Liga was willing to play ball with them to bring back Messi because he benefits the whole league. I don't think they're in any rush to help them to bring in players like Gundogan. Their financial situation is still absolutely terrible.Yes to be honest Barcelona are more better option specially they won't be worry about Messi money. if they manage to give him 3 years contract he'll go there quick.
not sure if we give him contract it'll be 2 year max.
Poch is very good with young players tbf.Because Chelsea players are on huge wages and if Chelsea continue to miss out on CL football it could really damage the club long term. Also they got another new manager in Pochettino who surely expects to get the players he wants. I doubt Pochettino will be happy that his midfield is now Casedei(has like zero senior apps), Andrey Santos(only played in Brazil) and Chukwuemeka(same as Casedei) instead of Mount, Kante and Kovacic.
The issue with Gundogan is that he can only be quality for 10-20 games. Kinda Jorginho type of signing but off course higher quality.Even at his age Gundogan is a quality player you can't really turn down the option of signing on a free.
2+1 would be okay. If he physically declines in 18 months or whatever I bet the Saudi's would throw silly money at him to go there.
Bit of a shame the Saudi situation didn't happen a few years ago, they'd have been all over Özil during his fallout here.