Steven Gerrard could add some much-needed creativity to his Aston Villa squad by signing Sergio Gomez this summer.
The versatile Anderlecht wing-back has been linked with a move to the Midlands in recent weeks, with transfer insider Dean Jones adding further fuel to the fire with a recent update on the matter.
“Sergio Gomez was a player that actually had a lot of clubs looking at him at the backend of last season coming into the summer window. So, Villa are one of those,” he revealed to GIVEMESPORT. “I don’t know how much progress has been made to this point, but he’s definitely one to keep an eye on.”
The former Rangers boss took the helm back in November and steered the Villans clear of the relegation zone, before eventually finishing in 14th place.
A quick glance of the Premier League standings would suggest where the main problem lies, having ended the 2021/22 campaign on a negative goal difference.
With 52 goals across their 38 outings, you could argue that Villa struggled to score enough and that may well boil down to the lack of inventiveness in the squad.
Big signings such as Emi Buendia, Leon Bailey and to some extent, Danny Ings, have failed to step up to fill the void left behind by Jack Grealish.
The arrival of Philippe Coutinho certainly took steps towards solving that but with five goals and three assists, Gerrard needs much more in the final third.
Gomez can certainly aid that issue, after all, he has been described as a “playmaker” and the “king of assists” by scout Jacek Kulig.
Indeed, last season the Spain U21 international delivered a whopping 15 assists in the Belgian top-flight, also contributing seven goals, which is a pretty remarkable feat considering he largely featured at left wing-back, as per Transfermarkt.
There aren’t many in Gerrard’s squad that matched these numbers last term, with only three players surpassing his goal tally, whilst Villa’s best provider finished on only six assists, via WhoScored.
Gomez, who has also been lauded as “simply amazing” by Kulig, would certainly be a top signing for sporting director Johan Lange to make this summer.
The £9m-rated gem could prove to be an outstanding bargain indeed.
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