Anderlecht and Manchester City have put in all the points and commas to make Sergio Gomez’s move to England possible. The Spanish trendmaker leaves Anderlecht after one season. “Sometimes players get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” his CEO Peter Verbeke replies.
With an attacking impulse on the left flank, defender Sergio Gomez proved to be a crowd favorite at Lotto Park last season. Thanks to his 7 goals and his 15 assists, he was voted Player of the Season at Anderlecht by the fans.
Of course, these achievements did not go unnoticed. Finally, the great Manchester City knocked. Not so strange. City coach Pep Guardiola’s brother works for the real estate company Gomez has in his portfolio.
“Of course, it is always the intention of the club to keep good players with us longer. Peter Verbeek has spoken out about the transfer.
Anderlecht have not announced a transfer fee, but Anderlecht will be worth at least 15 million euros. That amount could reach 20 million euros for him with additional bonuses.
“Sergio is an exciting young talent,” said City’s director of football, Tiki Begilistein. “I’m sure he will add to the quality of the team, both defensively and offensively.”
Gomez trained in Barcelona, long considered a top talent. In the end, they failed to break through to the A team, so Dortmund took advantage of his deal. Even there, the step to the top team at such a young age seemed too big.
Anderlecht bought him for $1.5 million last year. He turned out to be a bargain now. “Anderlecht has given me every opportunity to develop my potential. The fans and the club will always be in my heart.”