Ilkay Gundogan: they did not want to rent me apartment in Germany because of Turkish name
Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, who previously played for Borussia, said that they did not want him to rent an apartment in Germany because of his Turkish name, when he signed for Dortmund.
"When I arrived at Dortmund, I thought I was prepared for anything. I was wrong. I’ll never forget what happened. I was looking for an apartment in the city, and I overheard these people talking about me. They would say, 'Have you seen his name? Gündoğan. That’s Turkish. Do you really think he can afford it?' Of course, once I told them that I was a footballer, their tone changed completely. Oh sir, please come in, have a look. Anything we can do to help, let us know," he said.
The football player noted that these people were immigrants themselves, The Players' Tribune reported.
Ilkay Gundogan played for Borussia from 2011 to 2016.