Sunderland sign Wigan midfielder Gomez
Sunderland have secured their second signing of the summer, with Wigan midfielder Jordi Gomez set to join up with the Black Cats in July, according to Sky Sports.
Gomez has spent six years in England, initially on-loan at Swansea before moving on a permanent basis to the Latics, and won the club’s Player of the Year award this season having scored 11 goals.
The Spanish midfielder has an FA Cup Winners’ medal which he earned when Wigan beat Man City in the 2013 FA Cup final to lift the trophy, ironically being replaced in the 81st minute by Ben Watson, who went on to score the winning – and only – goal.
Prior to his arrival in England, Gomez played for Spanish outfit Espanyol having gone through the youth system at Barcelona, and he has represented Spain at U-17 level on one occasion.
He becomes Sunderland coach Gus Poyet’s second new signing since the season ended, with West Brom defender Billy Jones having agreed a deal on Thursday.
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