Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and Ilkay Gündogan are set to part company this summer. The midfielder, who is currently suffering from a knee injury, will leave the eight-time German champions in a few weeks' time and join Manchester City, who finished last season's English Premier League in fourth place, on 1 July 2016.
Both clubs have reached an agreement and agreed not to disclose the terms of the transfer.
"We would like to thank Ilkay Gündogan for five extraordinary years in Dortmund. BVB would like to wish him a speedy recovery and all the best for his future endeavours in Manchester," declared Borussia Dortmund's Sporting Director Michael Zorc.
Gündogan said it was important "to say a big thank-you my team-mates, the management, the coaching staff and all BVB employees for a wonderful, exciting and successful time which I will never forget. Following lengthy considerations, I have made the decision to leave this wonderful club and to pursue a new sporting challenge in another country. I will always feel closely connected to BVB and the many friends that I have in Dortmund."