Revealed: This Manchester City defender used to be a forward

New Manchester City defender Manuel Akanji has revealed Manchester City left-back Sergio Gomez used to be a forward at Borussia Dortmund.

Akanji also admitted he never saw Gomez turning into a left-back after coming through at Dortmund as a forward

When asked for his opinion on the Spaniard as a footballer, Akanji replied: “It’s hard to tell for me now because when he was at Dortmund he was a No.10 and now he’s a left-back so I don’t really know how he plays right now.

“It was a different play style but I want to see how he’s doing, how he is in training and I’m looking forward to meeting both of them.

“Not really [did he think Gomez would go to left-back] I thought the way he was playing there, No.10, was the perfect position for him but he just didn’t get as many minutes in Dortmund because we had some other really good players there so he needed to make a step somewhere else where he could develop and obviously it helped him a lot otherwise he wouldn’t be here.”