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22nd May 2015

Ilkay Gundogan’s girlfriend teases Manchester United fans with Instagram post

A genuine rumour, or is it just a trap...

Tom Victor

We’re starting to reach the stage where transfer rumours resemble scavenger hunts.

For fans of most Premier League clubs, the season is all but over and attention is turning to the names who might be on the way during the summer transfer window.

The search for clues has well and truly begun, with Manchester United fans alerted to a particularly cryptic Instagram post from Ilkay Gundogan’s girlfriend Sila Sahin.

“Where am I?” asks the German actress. The eagle-eyed will have noticed signs indicating she is at Palma Airport in Mallorca, but now is not the time for level-one thinking.

Is she just taking in some summer sun in the Balearics, or is the mention of Manchester on the arrivals board a not-so-subtle hint about her other half’s next destination?

One thing’s for certain, Gundogan is unlikely to be joining Real Mallorca in the Spanish Segunda Division…