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Sergio Gomez: Man City complete £11m (€13m) signing of left-back from Anderlecht

Manchester City have completed the £11m (€13m) signing of Sergio Gomez from Anderlecht.

City agreed a deal with Anderlecht to sign Gomez last week, and the 21-year-old has now completed a medical and signed a four-year deal with the Premier League champions.

It was initially thought Gomez would have been loaned out once the transfer was completed, but City boss Pep Guardiola confirmed he will stay in Manchester this season and compete for the left-back position in the first team.

Speaking last week, Guardiola said: “You know the club is always working on many possibilities in many positions.

“This one target is a young player, in the youth World Cup years ago the best player was Phil Foden and he was the second-best player.

“He played in Spain U21, young talent for Barcelona, went to Borussia Dortmund, played in good hands under Vincent Kompany.

“He played well, we target him to bring him here.

“He’s for now, he will stay with us.”

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Gomez: Playing for Pep will be special

Gomez was on City’s radar when they were chasing a deal for Marc Cucurella, who ultimately signed for Chelsea.

“I am incredibly proud and happy to have joined Manchester City,” Gomez said after completing his move.

“City are the best team in England and in Pep Guardiola I have a chance to learn and develop under the most outstanding manager in world football.

“To be able to be part of this club is a dream come true for me and something any young player would aspire to.

“The number of trophies City have won over the past few years has been incredible and the style of football the team plays under Pep is the most exciting in Europe.

“Playing for and being guided by Pep and his coaches is going to be very special.

“I’ve heard so much about the City fans and how passionate they are, so I can’t wait to get started and to try and help the club achieve even more.”

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Manchester City have signed Sergio Gomez from Anderlecht

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