Football: Guendogan joins Manchester City on four-year deal from Dortmund

Dortmund's midfielder Ilkay Guendogan (centre) vies for the ball with Hamburg's midfielder Lewis Holtby during the German Bundesliga match, on April 17, 2016.
Dortmund's midfielder Ilkay Guendogan (centre) vies for the ball with Hamburg's midfielder Lewis Holtby during the German Bundesliga match, on April 17, 2016.PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (Reuters) - German midfielder Ilkay Guendogan has joined Manchester City from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund on a four-year deal, the Premier League club announced on Thursday.

The 25-year-old is the club's first signing since they confirmed Spanish coach Pep Guardiola will take over at the Etihad from Manuel Pellegrini prior to the start of next season.

"I'm thrilled to have signed for Manchester City," Guendogan said in a statement on City's website.

"When I learned of City's interest my heart was set on coming here and things have moved very quickly."

The injury-prone German international dislocated a kneecap in training in May, ruling him out of the 2016 European Championships in France.