Ilkay Gündogan committed his future to Manchester City by signing a new deal last August and his current deal lasts until 2023.
UEFA have handed the English champions a ban from European competitions for the next two seasons and Pep Guardiola’s side confirmed they will challenge UEFA’s verdict against them at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
With City waiting for a verdict from CAS, some of Guardiola’s men have been asked about their future beyond this season.
Sky in Germany asked Gündogan if he will consider his future with the Premier League winners, if they fail to win the Champions League this season.
Responding to that, the midfielder said: “I just renewed my contract at the beginning of the season, so it won’t be that easy. I am very happy [at City]. I still have a contract until 2023. So long enough, so it would be very difficult [to leave].”
City sealed a 2-1 win over Real Madrid and Gündogan played the full 90 minutes in the Champions League knockout stage clash on Wednesday. Guardiola’s side have an advantage entering into the second leg, which will be played in Manchester in March 17th.
Meanwhile, Zinedine Zidane dropped Toni Kroos from the starting lineup for the City clash and Gündoğan was left surprised to see his compatriot on the bench.
“We prepared for him in the starting line-up. He is an anchor for Real, who brings the balls to the front. I talked to him briefly after the game. He would have loved to play,” Gündoğan added.