The former City captain recently addressed his decision, saying moving to the Nou Camp had been a lifelong dream.
“It’s a dream come true,” remarked Gundogan. “I have fond memories of watching the Barcelona as a youngster under Pep and [Frank] Rijkaard, and ever since I have been a close fan of the team.
I’ve played here and visited as a spectator, so I’ve obviously been here a few times. However, now that I’m a member of this club, I feel a great sense of pride.
“We have a very young squad, and I hope that I can use my experience to help the younger players advance to the next level. I think the base is there, and the potential is there; we just need to prove it next season, and that’s why I came, that’s why I joined.
“I’m dedicated and highly motivated,”
Another player has left Leeds, as midfielder Marc Roca has signed a season-long loan with Real Betis, according to Leeds’ announcement.
The 26-year-old joined the Whites at Elland Road from Bayern Munich at the beginning of the last campaign and made 36 appearances in all competitions.
After Rasmus Kristensen, Brenden Aaronson, and Robin Koch, the former Spain Under-21 international, who began his career at Espanyol, is the fourth senior player to be loaned out as a result of Leeds’ relegation from the Premier League.
Tyler and Rodrigo Roberts have also signed long-term contracts with other teams, joining Al-Rayyan and Birmingham.
Oriol Romeu, a former Chelsea and Southampton midfielder, will join Barcelona.
The 31-year-old signed a transfer agreement from St. Mary’s to Girona last summer, but he will soon be coming back to the Nou Camp.
Romeu began his professional career with Barcelona, but in 2011 he transferred to Chelsea.
Before being sold to Southampton, where he played for seven seasons, he won the FA Cup and the Champions League in just two seasons with the Blues.
Fabrizio Romano asserts that the transaction will be finalized this week and that his medical examination with Barca has been completed.