Former Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund defender Sergio Gomez joins Man City in £11m transfer.
Manchester City have confirmed the capture of Spanish left-back Sergio Gomez from Belgian club Anderlecht. The Premier League champions were in need of a full-back after allowing Oleksandr Zinchenko to join Arsenal in a £32million ($38m) deal.
City will pay an initial £11m ($13m) fee for the 21-year-old with the potential for the price to rise further in unspecified add-ons.
The former Spain youth international was originally considered a development player by the Premier League champions and was expected to go on loan to sister club Girona in the Spanish top-flight.
But Pep Guardiola has decided to keep a player who started his career in Barcelona’s La Masia Academy as an attacking midfielder before moving on to Borussia Dortmund.
He spent two seasons on loan with Spanish side Huesca before moving to Anderlecht, where he starred under former City captain Vincent Kompany, claiming 15 assists and being named the club’s Player of the Year.
Gomez has committed to a four-year contract at the Etihad Stadium. The talented defender will stay on Man City’s books through to the end of the 2025-26 season.