• Aayush Sethi

The Greatest Bargain in January Transfer Window History?

  • After a row with Atalanta, Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez signs until 2024 for Sevilla.

  • The transfer fee is reported to be €5m plus add-ons.

The Argentine playmaker Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez has left Atalanta for Sevilla and made his debut against UD Almería in the Copa del Rey playing 60 minutes on February 2nd. The 32-year-old has signed a contract until 2024 and the transfer fee is believed to be around 5m plus add-ons.

In a stingy January transfer window, Sevilla has managed to pull off one of the bargains of the best budget signings of all time. Gomez has been a superstar for Atalanta in recent years and after their Champions League heroics last year. He spent 7 years in Atalanta (2014 to 2021) scoring 59 goals and providing 71 assists in more than 250 appearances.

Let’s see how Gomez performed last year compared to the next best creative midfielders in the Serie A:


League: Serie A

Position: CM, CAM

Matches: 30+

Gomez outperformed the likes of Dybala, Pjanic, and Ruiz in terms of Goals+Assists, with 0.52 assists he is the clear leader in contributions. Only second in goals to Juventus playmaker Paulo Dybala (0.46) with 0.22 goals per 90 minutes.

Photo credits: Marca | Data: FbRef

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