According to a report from City Xtra, AC Milan have reportedly included Manchester City left-back Sergio Gomez in their shortlist of potential transfer targets. The former Anderlecht defender has struggled to cement his place in Pep Guardiola’s starting line up, which raises speculations over his future at the Etihad Stadium.
Gomez’s Continuing Struggles For Opportunities At Manchester City This Season
Since Gomez’s arrival from RSC Anderlecht in the summer of 2022, the former Spanish youth international has struggled to secure regular playing time at the Etihad Stadium. However, he has managed to achieve the Treble with Pep Guardiola’s team. The Spanish defender has acquired one assist in four appearances for the Mancunian club across all fronts.
Under Guardiola’s guidance, he has struggled to leave a mark at the Etihad Stadium, with his Premier League statistics showing averages of just 0.5 interceptions, 0.5 key passes, and 1.0 dribbles per game. He has primarily been utilized as an impact substitute in two matches and has maintained a passing accuracy of 85.7% while distributing the ball to his teammates (stats via whoscored).
Gomez’s contract with Manchester City lasts until the summer of 2026. Hence, the Italian giants would have to make a lucrative offer to lure him away. Nonetheless, the Sky Blues are unlikely to stand in the way of any desire from their players to leave the Etihad Stadium so there is a possibility that Gomez could make a switch to the Serie A.
Should Guardiola Sanction His Exit In January?
“Gomez showcases impressive tackling skills, featuring excellent timing and the capacity to make crucial interceptions in his own defensive territory. He efficiently clears the ball under pressure and exhibits proficiency in launching attacks from the backline.
Sergio Gomez’s versatility, with the ability to perform at left-back, in the inverted full-back role, or in either of the wide attacking positions, has established him as a unique asset within Pep Guardiola‘s squad. This season Sergio Gomez has seen his opportunities significantly reduced following the signing of Josko Gvardiol from Bundesliga giants RB Leipzig who is being deployed at the left-back position.
Consequently, Gomez has encountered challenges in leaving a significant impact and might consider a potential move away from the club in the forthcoming months, provided that the right offer and opportunity align with the player’s and Etihad Stadium officials’ interests.