The potential return of Ikay Gundogan to football action after spending several months on the side-lines is seen by many as a good option for Manchester United in the middle of the park. Gundogan was a target for Manchester United under former manager David Moyes in 2013/2014 season but the back injury the German suffered destroyed his potential move to Old Trafford. Although he has been backed to be fit enough for a return to action after the international break in October, the transfer speculation that Manchester United will attempt to lure the midfielder to England is rising again.
Ikay Gundogan missed the 2014 FIFA world cup due to the serious injury he suffered and many are beginning to doubt if the 23 year old will ever get to fulfil the potentials he showed earlier in his career. He was arguably one of the best midfielders in the German Budesliga before he got laid off for a while and Gundogan will have to get back to his best as soon as possible to prove critics wrong. Borussia Dortmund have suffered from so many injury problems in the past one year and Gundogan’s return will be a big boost to the side as they hope to fight for the Budesliga title this season with favourites Bayern Munich.
Arturo Vidal was linked with Manchester United all summer in a headline transfer saga but the Chilean stayed back in Turin with reports suggesting Louis Van Gaal wasn’t ready to gamble on the £40 million pounds rated midfielder after his recovery from an injury. Radamel Falcao’s loan transfer to Manchester United also has a clause regarding the reoccurrence of the injury he suffered earlier this year. These and many more shows Manchester United’s reluctance in securing some transfer deals although they plan to keep reinforcing to make Europe next season. It’s a different atmosphere in Old Trafford presently from David Moyes’ era and the probability that the new manager, Louis Van Gaal will opt for Gundogan is slim. Louis Van Gaal has shown his major interest in in securing the signing of Kevin Strootman to boost the quality in the midfield and a return to Gundogan is highly unlikely. Michael Carrick will soon be available for selection, the present trio of Di Maria, Herrera andBlind are performing well thus making it more difficult for any potential move for the German.
Football is a game of uncertainties though which leaves the door clearly open for a transfer of IIkay Gundogan to Manchester United. Strootman is the ultimate transfer target for Louis Van Gaal in the midfield and his mission to also improve his defence may leave him with little option in signing many midfielders. However, Juan Mata has been linked with a 38 million euros move back to former club Valencia in case of a possible takeover. Gundogan in Old Trafford cannot be ruled out rightly but it unlikely for any deal to happen soon except he proves his full recovery and fitness.