Who is Sergio Gomez? Man City ‘target’ with previous Barcelona and Vincent Kompany links

Manchester City have been linked with a new name.

Manchester City are reportedly interested in Anderlecht’s Sergio Gomez.

The full-back played under former City favourite Vincent Kompany at Lotto Park last season and has caught the eye of the Premier League champions.

Gomez, who is a Spain Under-21 international, is only 21-years-old and is being tipped for a bright future in the game.

The Athletic report City are ‘in talks’ with the youngster and have scouted him ‘extensively’.

Who is Sergio Gomez?

Gomez is from Barcelona and joined the youth set-up at the Nou Camp back in 201.

He rose up through the academy of the Catalan giants and was a regular for them at various levels, but never made a senior appearance.

Dortmund days

The Spaniard then left his native country for the first time in 2018 to embark on a new challenge with Borussia Dortmund.

He went on to play 14 times for the B team of the Bundesliga giants before playing three times for their first team.

However, mainly due to his inexperience at the time, Gomez wasn’t able to nail down a regular spot in Dortmund’s side and was loaned out back to Spain with Huesca for a couple of years.

The left-back went on to become a key player for his loan club and enjoyed plenty of game time, making 68 appearances in all competitions over two years, one of which was spent in the second division.

Gomez then returned to Signal Iduna Park last summer but was given the green light to head out the exit door when Anderlecht came calling.

Anderlecht situation and Kompany influence

Kompany guided the Belgian giants to a third-place finish last term which by their standards was underwhelming.

Gomez played a regularly and returned some impressive statistics. In 49 games played, he chipped in with seven goals and 15 assists.

He still has four years left on his contract but following Kompany’s exit for Burnley this summer, he might follow his former boss to English football.