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Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Spain U21 defender Sergio Gomez from Anderlecht.
The 21-year-old joins the Etihad Stadium on a four-year deal for €13m (£11m) plus extras.
Gomez graduated from the Barcelona academy before playing under former City captain Vincent Kompany at the Belgian club.
“Being part of this club is a dream come true and something any young player would aspire to,” Gomez said.
“I am very happy that Manchester City is giving me this opportunity and I will try to do my best on the pitch. I hope we can achieve great things together.”
Gomez paid tribute to Kompany’s impact on his career so far.
“It was a pride to work with him from day one,” he added.
“When I was younger I saw Manchester City and he was the captain of the team. He was a role model for everyone. It was an honor for me to work with him and I’m very grateful to him for everything that happened.” last season in Anderlecht. “I spoke to him a few days ago. I told him about an option to move to Manchester City and he said he was very happy for me. He said he was proud of me for this great step in my career.”

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City were considering left-wing options after Chelsea lost to Brighton’s signing of Marc Cucurella following Oleksandr Zinchenko’s departure.
With the Ukrainian’s departure, Joao Cancelo is the only senior specialist in the position, with youngster Josh Wilson-Esbrand another option. Coach Pep Guardiola previously indicated that Gomez would not be on loan. Football City Director Txiki Begiristain added: “Sergio’s development over the past few seasons has been very impressive – he is an experienced defender with great potential.
“We are sure that he will add extra quality to our squad, both in defense and in the future, and that he will only continue to develop and improve under Pep and his coaches.

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