Sergio Gomez to Man City transfer: Fee paid, shirt number and player profile
Manchester City have completed the signing of Sergio Gomez, and here we round up all you need to know about the deal.
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Manchester City have announced their fourth summer signing, with the arrival of Sergio Gomez.
City have already snapped up Erling Haaland, Kalvin Phillips and Stefan Oretega Moreno, in addition to the arrival of Julian Alvarez, which was announced in January.
But with the Citizens wrapping up the signing of Gomez, we have everything you need to know about the club’s newest player.
Who is Sergio Gomez?
Gomez is a 21-year-old versatile midfielder and defender. Standing at 5ft7”, Gomez can play as both an attacking midfielder and a left-back, although Guardiola has already outlined he mainly will operate in defence.
Gomez was born in Barcelona, and he went back and forth between Barcelona and Espanyol’s youth academies as a youngster.
He then briefly linked up with Borussia Dortmund before returning to Barca and then going back to Dortmund.
Gomez graduated to Dortmund’s first team in 2018, but he only made two senior appearances. He then enjoyed a two-year loan spell with Huesca before joining Anderlecht in 2021.
Gomez racked up 40 league appearances with the Belgian side, scoring six times, becoming a Spain under-21 international.
The City deal
Gomez has joined City on a deal worth €13m (£11m) plus add-ons, for the transfer.
Anderlecht have made a sizable profit on Gomez, though, initially signing the versatile star for just £1.25million.
Gomez has signed a four-year deal, running to 2026.
Gomez has taken the 21 shirt at City, following up David Silva.
The 21-year-old has worn various numbers in the past, including 17,10, 18 and others, but 21 will be his jersey going forward.
“It's a privilege and makes me really proud being able to wear the number 21. David Silva wore it, also, Ferran Torres,” Gomez told the club website.
“So, I'm going to continue the Spanish connection with the number. I'll try to honour the number as best as possible.”
He added: “Since we were kids, my brother really liked Manchester City. He passed me the like for Manchester City.
“When he went on a school trip to London, I asked him to buy me the Manchester City shirt with the name and number of David Silva. At that time, I was wearing the number 21 too.
“He was one of my favourite players in that position because when I was a kid I used to play in Silva's position. That's the story of the shirt and I have kept it well since.”