The move will delight those in Sevilla with Gomez arriving having played a pivotal part in Atalanta’s success last season. As for Atalanta, they’ll be devastated to lose a central figure to their success and captain of the team in Papu Gomez.
When without him this season, the Italian side have struggled to replicate their impressive form of last campaign. Now, without Gomez on a permanent basis, their hopes of Champions League qualification will be thrown into doubt.
Gomez Completes Sevilla Move
Smart Move By Sevilla
With Gomez’ ability to create from nothing a feature for all to see last season, the battle to secure his signature was always going to be a difficult one. Yet, here Sevilla are having secured the Argentine at the halfway mark of the season.
The former Atalanta captain could prove to be the difference-maker in the Spaniard’s pursuit of Champions League football. As it stands, Sevilla sit fourth, one point behind Barcelona. With Gomez now secured, however, that gap could become non-existent by the end of the season.
With Borussia Dortmund coming up in the Champions League, too, Sevilla will be keen to instantly implement the attacking influence of Papu Gomez who enjoyed some ride in the competition last season.
For all parties, the transfer makes perfect sense. Gomez has his move; Sevilla have their man, and Atalanta have an issue resolved.
The focus for all will now shift to the second half of the season and the pursuit of Champions League football; a pursuit Gomez could play an integral part in.
With La Liga top goalscorer Youssef En-Nesyri to provide for, Gomez should excel at Sevilla.
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