Pep Guardiola says imminent new signing Sergio Gomez will stay in Manchester Metropolis’s first-team squad and compete for the left-back place this season.
Metropolis agreed an £11m (€13m) take care of Anderlecht to signal Gomez on Thursday, with the 21-year-old set to bear a medical and full the transfer within the subsequent 24-48 hours .
Gomez was initially thought to have gone out on mortgage as soon as the switch was accomplished, however Metropolis boss Guardiola has confirmed he’ll stay in Manchester this season.
“You already know the membership is at all times engaged on many prospects in lots of positions,” he stated.
“This goal is a younger participant, on the World Youth Cup years in the past the most effective participant was Phil Foden and he was the second finest participant.
“He performed in Spain U21, younger expertise for Barcelona, went to Borussia Dortmund, performed in good fingers underneath Vincent Kompany.
“He performed effectively, we have been concentrating on him to carry him right here.
“For now it’s, it’s going to stick with us.”
Gomez was on Metropolis’s radar after they have been chasing a deal for Marc Cucurella, who ultimately signed for Chelsea.
Borussia Dortmund left-back Raphael Guerreiro is known to be a participant the Premier League champions are additionally conserving tabs on.
Guerreiro has made 189 appearances for Dortmund, scoring 34 objectives and aiding 37, since becoming a member of in 2016.
A supply stated Sky Sports activities Information Stuttgart’s Borna Sosa can be on the town’s checklist. However one other supply indicated that it isn’t at the moment being thought-about.
Guardiola: Phillips a doubt for Bournemouth
The brand new signing Calvin Phillips is uncertain for Metropolis’s Premier League conflict with Bournemouth on the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
“Kalvin is in some hassle,” Guardiola stated.
Defender Aymeric Laporte additionally stays on the sidelines.
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