Ilkay Gundogan has stated that he would love to stay at the Etihad Stadium this summer.
It was reported earlier this month that the Germany international might be allowed to leave the club since he did not always find himself in the starting lineup during the 2022-23 season.
Gundogan started 32 games and came on as a substitute in all competitions, scoring two key goals against Aston Villa on the last day of the season to help City win the Premier League championship.
Despite talk of a possible move, Gundogan has stated that leaving City at this point in their growth would be a downgrade.
Speaking to Kicker, he said: “We will sit down together in due course and exchange our ideas and plans, and then we will see what comes out of it.
“Football-wise, there is certainly still no better address than Manchester City under Pep Guardiola, and I think that will hardly change in the next few years.
“Of course, I would have liked to play a little longer in one or two important games over the last few months. That’s not a secret. I am a player who always wants to play.”
Guardiola has previously insisted that he wants to retain the services of Gundogan, who has been at City since 2016.