- Associated Press - Thursday, June 2, 2016

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Manchester City has signed midfielder Ilkay Gundogan from Borussia Dortmund, the first addition to the squad since Pep Guardiola took charge.

The 25-year-old Germany international, who signed a four-year contract, has been ruled out of the European Championship with a knee injury.

Gundogan says after five years at Dortmund “the opportunity to work with a coach like Pep Guardiola is something I am really looking forward to and I am flattered to be the first signing the club has made this summer.”

City director of football Txiki Begiristain says he hopes fans enjoy the “work ethic and technical ability” of Gundogan, who he describes as “intelligent and versatile.”

City won the League Cup last season and has to contest a playoff to reach the group stage of the Champions League.

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