Pep Guardiola outlines Man City plan for new signing Sergio Gomez
Pep Guardiola says that Sergio Gomez will compete for a place in the Manchester City first team when he signs from Anderlecht. City have agreed a £11m fee with the Belgian club for Gomez, a young left-back who caught the eye under former Blues defender Vincent Kompany last season.
City are still aiming to sign a left-back after losing Oleksandr Zinchenko to Arsenal and missing out on top target Marc Cucurella. However, a decision has been taken recently for Gomez to stay at the Etihad once his move has been completed regardless of if the club are able to bring another left-back in.
Guardiola was happy to speak about the qualities of Gomez ahead of City's league game with Bournemouth on Sunday, referencing his past in the Spain youth teams when he came up against a teenage Phil Foden in the Under-17s World Cup. While the 21-year-old has been portrayed as a signing for the future, Guardiola is happy to use him now.