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Gomez reveals Kompany influence on career and City switch

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Published: 19:48, 16 August 2022  
Gomez reveals Kompany influence on career and City switch

Sergio Gomez has revealed Vincent Kompany had a role to play in his move to Manchester City.

The 21-year-old left-back, who arrives on a four-year deal to become City’s fifth signing of the summer, played for the Belgian at previous club Anderlecht, reports mancity.com.

Gomez made 49 appearances for our legendary former skipper during his one-season stay in the Jupiler Pro League and was keen to gather the thoughts of his old boss prior to completing his move to the Etihad Stadium.

Kompany, who won 12 trophies during his 11-years in Manchester, was pleased to hear of City’s interest and told the Spaniard he was making the correct choice as he looks to take the next step in his fledgling career.

The former Barcelona youth prospect played his best football under the 36-year-old, who converted him into a left-back after he had previously been used in wide and central midfield roles at Huesca and Borussia Dortmund.

It proved an inspired decision as Gomez became a key attacking outlet from the back, providing 15 assists across the course of the 2021/22 campaign.

It is that sort of form which convinced City to swoop for the Spaniard, and whilst he was initially surprised by his positional switch, he is grateful for the impact Kompany has had on his career.