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JORDI GOMEZ: I AM READY FOR THE CHALLENGE

17 August 2016

Spanish midfielder looking forward to writing the next chapter in his Wigan Athletic story.

  • Gomez feels return to Latics “a great option” for him.
  • 31-year-old believes the club is in a “brilliant moment”.
  • Jordi reveals he’s hoping to be ready for this weekend’s clash at Nottingham Forest.
It’s the news we’ve all been waiting for; Jordi Gomez is back at Wigan Athletic!

The Spaniard, who scored 28 goals in 162 appearances for Latics in all competitions in his first spell with the club between 2009 and 2014, says a return to the DW Stadium was the perfect opportunity for him at this stage of his career.

“It’s really nice to be back; I am ready for the challenge,” Gomez said. “I’ve been up to Sunderland and my first year up there was quite good, the second one wasn’t as good and so I had to make a decision [on my future].

“Obviously it’s nice that the club wanted me and Wigan were one of the first clubs to want me, that’s one of the reasons I have come here and I am really looking forward to my new time in Wigan.

“Coming back to Wigan was a good option for me and I am really happy to be back.”

Following his move to the north-east, Gomez watched from afar as Latics were relegated from the Sky Bet Championship in 2015 before bouncing back at the first attempt.

Now three games into the new Championship campaign, and with a new training ground to boot, Gomez believes chairman David Sharpe and manager Gary Caldwell have the club in a good place.

“I always looked out for the results,” he added. “After the relegation in my first season away, last season was brilliant for the club and now, with the new training ground, the club is in a brilliant moment.”

Gomez was coy on his potential ‘second’ debut for Latics with this weekend’s match at Nottingham Forest potentially a perfect fit for a man who has scored two sensational strikes on our last two visits to the City Ground.

“I’ve been training at Sunderland,” Gomez continued. “I haven’t played many games but we’ll see how it goes in training this week and then we will decide.”


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