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Pep Guardiola delivers encouraging verdict on Sergio Gomez days after Manchester City arrival

Vayam Lahoti

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Pep Guardiola delivers encouraging verdict on Sergio Gomez days after Manchester City arrival

Featured Image Credit: Manchester City / mancity.com

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has been impressed with how Sergio Gomez has settled in following his arrival from RSC Anderlecht.

The Premier League champions put an end to their issues at left-back by completing the signing of the Spaniard for a deal worth £11 million plus add-ons.

A boyhood Manchester City fan, Gomez joins Erling Haaland, Julian Alvarez, Stefan Ortega and Kalvin Phillips in through the door at the Etihad Stadium this summer.

Sergio Gomez Signs For Manchester City (Image: Manchester City/ManCity.com)
Sergio Gomez Signs For Manchester City (Image: Manchester City/ManCity.com)

The Spain U-21 international has been given the iconic number 21 shirt, previously donned by Manchester City legend and four-time Premier League winner David Silva, who departed the club in 2020.

City were linked with a swoop for Marc Cucurella for a large chunk of the window but the former Brighton star instead joined Chelsea in an eye-catching move worth more than £60 million.

Pep Guardiola is seeking to make it three league titles in a row for the second time during his time as Manchester City boss this season.

Pep Guardiola with Erling Haaland.
Pep Guardiola with Erling Haaland.

The Catalan has overseen wholesale changes to his squad this window, with Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling and Oleksandr Zinchenko all leaving permanently.

Fernandinho decided to return to Brazil and end his illustrious time in Manchester after leading City to their fourth Premier League title in five seasons last term.

Zack Steffen left on a season-long loan to Middlesbrough for improved game time ahead of the World Cup later this year, with Ortega coming in to strengthen competition for Ederson.

Manchester City's Sergio Gomez
Manchester City's Sergio Gomez

Having seen each of his new signings impress in pre-season, Guardiola was asked how Sergio Gomez has managed to fit into his new surroundings ahead of City's trip to Newcastle this weekend.

The Catalan said: "So good so far, no complaints. He (Gomez) is settling into the department, his mood is exceptional and he is starting to know us."

Guardiola confirmed Gomez is in contention to be thrown straight into action against the Magpies on Sunday as Manchester City search for their third win of the league season.

Sergio Gomez Signs For Manchester City (Image: Manchester City/ManCity.com)
Sergio Gomez Signs For Manchester City (Image: Manchester City/ManCity.com)

"Yes, (Gomez is ready). I think so (part of plans for Sunday)," the 51-year-old added.

Whilst some of their rivals have made rather underwhelming starts to their respective seasons, City have so far maintained a perfect start to their title defence.

An opening day triumph away at West Ham saw Erling Haaland grab a brace on his Premier League debut.

The Norwegian set up Ilkay Gundogan for the opener against Bournemouth at the Etihad Stadium, with Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne also getting in on the act against the Cherries last weekend.

Topics: Manchester City, Premier League, Pep Guardiola, Newcastle United, Transfers

Vayam Lahoti
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