New signing Sergio Gomez reveals who convinced him to move to join Manchester City

Manchester City new signing Sergio Gomez has revealed club legend Vincent Kompany was instrumental in convincing him to join the club.

The Spanish defender moved to the Etihad Stadium from Anderlecht for £11million plus add-ons and signed on a four-year deal.

The player spent just a single season at the Belgian club where he played under City’s former captain Vincent Kompany.

He made 50 appearances for Anderlecht across all competitions last season, scoring seven goals and making 15 assists, eventually winning the Belgian club’s Player of the Season award.

On the completion of the deal, Gomez revealed it was club legend Vincent Kompany who convinced him to join the club.

“I am incredibly proud and happy to have joined Manchester City,” Gomez said upon signing at the Etihad.

“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.

“I talked to him [Kompany] a few days ago when I knew about City’s interest in signing me. He was very happy for me, he told me this would be a huge step in my career and that I was making the right decision by coming here.

“It was an honour [to play for him] because I was a City fan when I was a kid and Kompany was the captain. A role model for all of us.”

Meanwhile, the club have confirmed that the Spanish youth international will wear the No.21 shirt that was previously worn by City and Spain legend David Silva.

Gomez has become the club’s fourth signing of the summer following the arrival of striker Erling Haaland, midfielder Kalvin Phillips and goalkeeper Stefan Ortega.