Not the best way to treat your players
Barcelona has apologised to Ilkay Gundogan and his wife for not supporting him when he initially joined the club.
Gundogan left Treble winners Manchester City in the summer to join Barça on a free transfer, but he has been obliged to protest to the club after feeling “abandoned” by the club and his wife, Sara Arfaoui.
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According to SPORT, the former Borussia Dortmund man was expecting more support from the Catalan club when it came to housing, transport, and care for his family.
The German also experienced a difficult start when it came to matters on the pitch.
Due to Barcelona’s ongoing financial woes the club were unable to register new players, with Gundogan being one of those who fell victim to the problem.
He was eventually registered – but only on the eve of their LaLiga opener against Getafe.
SPORT have added that Gundogan has more concerns with the culture around the club as players reportedly have to take on other jobs in order to fund their travel to training.
Last week the 33-year-old called out his teammates for their lack of emotion in the wake of their crushing El Classico defeat.