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EPL English Premier LeagueGomez highlights Kompany influence on career

Gomez highlights Kompany influence on career

New Manchester City signing Sergio Gomez highlighted club legend Vincent Kompany’s key role in shaping his career and recent move to the Etihad Stadium.

Gomez joined City from Anderlecht for a reported fee of £ 11 million (€13m) on Tuesday to become Pep Guardiola’s fourth transfer window after Kalvin Phillips, Erling Haaland and Stefan Ortega.

The left-back was instrumental for the Belgian side under Kompany last season, racking up 49 appearances and registering 15 assists.

Kompany enjoyed a hugely successful spell with City between 2008 and 2019, winning 12 trophies.

And Gomez, who spent his youth career with Barcelona before a stint at Borussia Dortmund, received the former skipper’s blessing before completing his move to the Etihad.

The 21-year-old told the club’s official website:

“I talked to [Kompany] a few days ago when I knew about City’s interest in signing me.

“He was very happy for me; he told me this would be a massive step in my career and that I was making the right decision by coming here.

“It’s a big step for me. I’m really happy that [City] showed interest in signing me, and I will give my best to deliver on the pitch that I deserve to be here, and I hope we can achieve big things together.

“I think I’ve grown in every step of my career. I hope to continue doing so here at City. I’m here to learn and help this team as much as possible.”

Previously a wide or central midfielder, Gomez also spoke about how he has not looked back since Kompany converted him into a left-back at Anderlecht the last term.

The Spain Under-21 international continued:

“He called me and said I could do very well in that position.

“To be honest, I was a little bit surprised. I didn’t expect it, but he seemed very sure about the decision, which gave me confidence.

“I will always thank Vincent for the opportunity; I’m still playing as a left-back, and I enjoy it.”

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