AN armband signed by Manchester City's treble-winning footballer Ilkay Gündoğan is to be auctioned, with money going to Hereford's Royal National College for the Blind (RNC)

Gündoğan is the captain of Sky Blues who lifted the Champions League last night (Saturday) after a 1-0 victory over Italian side Inter Milan in Istanbul. 

It meant that Pep Guardiola's side won a historic treble, with the European crown following Premier League and FA Cup success.


After the match, BT Sport presenter Des Kelly, who is friend of RNC, asked if he could sign his armband that he had to wear in order to get on to the pitch. 

He then said it would be auctioned online, with money going to the charity. 

Replying to his tweet, RNC said: "Wow! This is an amazing gesture – thanks so much for supporting the work of our charity – we're over the moon. Congratulations on the treble."

Meanwhile, Gareth Southgate believes England can benefit from Manchester City’s Champions League success after they beat Inter Milan in Saturday’s final.

He has included five members of Pep Guardiola’s side in his squad for this month’s Euro 2024 qualifiers against Malta and North Macedonia, with John Stones, Jack Grealish, Phil Foden, Kyle Walker and Kalvin Phillips all due to join up with the squad after enjoying their celebrations.

With City’s success coming after Declan Rice lifted the Europa Conference League with West Ham earlier in the week, Southgate said it can be good for the national team.