TuttoMercatoWeb reported that the Spanish youth international had contemplated leaving due to a lack of playing time.
However, after discussions with City manager Pep Guardiola, Gomez has opted to continue his journey with the treble winners.
This decision comes amidst rumours of interest from AC Milan, a potential move that has now been ruled out following talks with Guardiola.
Gomez’s consideration to depart the club stemmed from his limited opportunities in the first team. With just nine appearances for the European champions this season, the former Anderlecht full-back has faced challenges in securing a consistent spot. Despite his potential, playing time has been scarce, prompting speculations about his future at the club.
Pep Guardiola’s pivotal role in convincing Gomez to stay cannot be overstated. While details about promised playing time remain undisclosed, the manager’s ability to communicate his vision and plans for the youngster played a crucial role in Gomez’s decision.
This reaffirms the trust and confidence Guardiola has in the young talent, suggesting a belief that Gomez can blossom into a key contributor for the team.
Sergio Gomez interest from AC Milan
Reports from Pianeta, Milan had hinted at AC Milan’s interest in securing Gomez’s services. The left-back, open to exploring opportunities elsewhere, seemed a potential target for the Serie A giants.
However, talks with Guardiola have quashed any chances of a mid-season move, leaving Gomez to focus on his current commitments with Manchester City.
Gomez’s season has been marked by sporadic appearances, with the highlight being his start in the recent 5-0 victory over Huddersfield.
Since his arrival in the 2022 summer transfer window, he has accumulated a total of 32 appearances for the club.
The 23-year-old Spaniard accumulated a total of FIVE trophies in 2023, the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FA Cup, Premier League and FIFA Club World Cup.
SPEECHLESS… CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD! ☝️🌏🏆 pic.twitter.com/dhe3H6psuv— Sergio Gómez (@sergiogm_10) December 23, 2023
Despite the limited playing time, Gomez showcased his talents on the international stage, starring for Spain during the UEFA under-21 European Championships last summer. The question now lingers on whether he can translate this potential into a more significant role at Manchester City.
As the season progresses, Gomez’s decision to stay suggests a commitment to his development within the Manchester City setup.
However, the possibility of a move in the summer remains on the cards, contingent on how the remainder of the season unfolds for the young full-back.
With immense potential and a proven track record at the youth level, Gomez could emerge as a vital asset for Manchester City in the seasons to come, or possibly attract interest from other top clubs.
Guardiola’s influence and the resolution of potential transfer speculations underline the club’s investment in Gomez’s future.