Sevilla are set to complete a deal to bring Papu Gomez to the club according to reports, with a medical set to take place tomorrow.
Sevilla Set to Complete Deal for Papu Gomez
Interest From as Far as the USA
The 32-year old has been linked with a number of teams, with Sevilla at the very top of the interested party list. Most recently, he was even linked with a move to the USA.
However, it appears that he will be swapping Italy for Spain and hoping to try and bag another European spot with Sevilla.
Gomez has been with Atalanta for seven full seasons now and has watched as his team have become one of the best in Italy and in Serie A.
When he first joined the club, they finished 17th in the table. Compare that to the last two campaigns, where they have finished third both times- Gomez has truly been a part of a revolution at the Italian club.
Played in Argentina and Ukraine
It wasn’t his first team in Italy though, with the player having also played at Catania and in his native country of Argentina for two separate clubs.
He’s even had a brief spell in Ukraine with Metalist Kharkiv.
Sevilla Hopeful of Tying up Papu Gomez Deal
His best season though arguably came as a 28-year old, as he helped fire Atalanta to a fourth-place finish in the league. Having finished 13th the year before, he played in 37 games for the club and provided them with 26 goal contributions – a tremendous return.
He still features frequently for the Serie A side but with just nine starts this season, the club have decided to cash-in on their long-serving player. He’s proven he can still find the back of the net regularly though (four goals and two assists in ten games is solid) and Sevilla will be hoping he can carry that form over to Spain as he tries his luck in La Liga.