Manchester City are reportedly in talks to sign RSC Anderlecht defender Sergio Gomez.
According to a recent report from Nieuwsblad.be, the Premier League champions are negotiating with the Belgian club over a potential deal for the left-back.
After working his way through Barcelona’s youth ranks, the 21-year-old joined Borussia Dortmund in 2018 before leaving Germany last summer to sign for his current club.
David Ornstein added to the story by saying on Twitter: “Man City working on deal to sign Anderlecht left-back Sergio Gomez. 21yo Spain youth int’l seen as development talent; move is irrespective of 1st team targets.”
With City in conversations to secure a deal for the young full-back, the Manchester City boss will surely be thrilled.
His debut season in Belgium saw only one other outfield player rack up more minutes than Gomez, who ended the campaign with five goals and 11 assists to his name in 34 appearances as he demonstrated sublime skills in the final third.
To further highlight his attacking talent, no other Anderlecht player even came close to matching the number of crosses the Spaniard delivered (284).
In fact, no other player in the entire league provided more crosses than the full-back, showing just how useful he is in an attacking sense.
From a defensive point of view, Gomez, who has an apparent release clause of €15m (£12.5m) made 53 interceptions and won 32 tackles in total, placing him in the top five for each statistic at Anderlecht.
This shows how significant he can be without the ball as well as how dangerous he can be on it.
It also makes it easy to see why City are keen on adding the left-back, who has been dubbed the “king of assists” by football talent scout, Jacek Kulig, on Twitter, to their side.
The Citizens have seen Oleksandr Zinchenko leave the club this summer and recent reports meanwhile claim that they have all but walked away from securing a potential deal for Marc Cucurella. Thus, a deal for Gomez should definitely have Guardiola thrilled.
With Ornstein claimeding that the Manchester club see the Anderlecht defender as a “development talent” and that City remain in the market for senior recruits at left-back, it bodes particularly well for the management who are so keen on adding new options to the team in defence.
While Gomez has proved himself to be a very capable attacking full-back, which Guardiola would surely love to have another one of next to the likes of Joao Cancelo, who ended his previous league campaign with one goal and seven assists, the prospect of having the Spaniard and another more senior left-back brought in would definitely set City up to attack their next league campaign.