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‘He was so good and a baller I don’t know why Pep Guardiola made him Leave’- So good’: Matheus Nunes says he was amazed by £20m player Man City let go of

Ilkay Gundogan, a former midfielder for Manchester City, is reportedly a big fan of Matheus Nunes.

The German ended his spell at the Etihad Stadium in June by signing with Barcelona as a free agent after leading the Citizens to a treble at the end of the previous season.

The Portuguese international has heaped admiration on the former City captain now that Nunes is a member of Pep Guardiola’s team.

Nunes discussed Gundogan in a recent video that was posted on the team’s official YouTube page.

“He’s so good,” he said. He sees everything before everyone else, and before the ball even reaches his feet, he already knows what he’s going to do. He has both feet, control, and composure.

“I like to watch videos of midfielders on YouTube, and he was one I watched as well,” he added. “He was also someone that I watched a lot.”

In 304 appearances in all competitions while at the Etihad Stadium, Gundogan, who City paid £20 million to recruit in 2016, scored 60 goals and contributed 40 assists while winning various awards, including five Premier League titles.

The fact that Guardiola shared his praise for the midfielder in April and referred to him as a “exceptional” player suggests that the German was well-liked by the team.

Since Gundogan chose to join Barcelona on a free agency basis rather than extend his career with the Citizens and sign a new contract, it is logical to assume that the Spaniard and many City supporters were upset.

Now that Nunes has acknowledged the former City great and how much he cherished watching him play, his objective is to match the 32-year-old’s efficiency and accomplishments for the team.

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