SERGIO GOMEZ will have a medical with Manchester City this weekend — then try to prove he’s the answer to Pep Guardiola’s left-back problem.
The £11million Spaniard from Anderlecht replaces Oleksandr Zinchenko.
Spaniard Sergio Gomez faces the mighty task of trying to show he’s worth a regular place with Premier League champions Man City[/caption]
Boss Guardiola plans to check out the 21-year-old in training before deciding whether to bring in a more experienced option.
After Zinchenko joined Arsenal for £30m, City ducked out of the race for Marc Cucurella, who instead switched to Chelsea for £62m.
And if Under-21 international Gomez does need more time, Guardiola is reportedly ready to loan him out to LaLiga outfit Girona.
But he enjoyed a breakthrough season in Belgium last term, following spells with Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona B.
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Gomez notched an eye-catching 15 assists in 49 games in all competitions for Anderlecht, despite his mainly defensive role.
He is poised to become City’s fifth first-team signing of the summer.
Erling Haaland and Kalvin Phillips stole the transfer headlines.
But Stefan Ortega and Julian Alvarez also aim to make swift impacts in their debut Prem campaigns.
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It’s thought City are still planning to let Portuguese minnows Pacos de Ferreira borrow wing whizkid starlet Kayky.
The Brazilian, 19, moved to the Etihad from home-country club Fluminense a year ago.
It’s understood clubs in Belgium and France were keen on him
But City believe the Portuguese option is best for Kayky’s development.
Source: The Sun