- Join Date:01/07/2014
Spanish midfielder Jordi became Sunderland's second signing of summer 2014 when he agreed to move to the Stadium of Light on a free transfer from Wigan Athletic.
His arrival was announced just a day after West Brom defender Billy Jones put pen to paper on Wearside.
Gomez is the Latics’ reigning Player of the Year, having won the award in May 2014 after scoring 11 goals during the club’s run to the Championship play-offs.
The midfielder’s career began with Barcelona before he moved across the city to Espanyol.
Gomez's break into English football came via a loan spell at Swansea during the 2008-09 season, and the Spaniard was a big hit in South Wales.
He scored 14 goals and was named in the Championship Team of the Season.
City boss Roberto Martinez made sure to bring Gomez to Wigan after taking over at the DW Stadium, with the move north completed in July 2009.
The new signing became a regular fixture during five seasons in the north west, making 162 appearances and scoring 28 goals.
He won the FA Cup with Wigan in 2013, starting the final against Manchester City at Wembley, and then scored in both the quarter-final and semi-final of last season’s competition against Manchester City and Arsenal.
Gomez took his goalscoring tally in England to 47 with six goals during his first season on Wearside. The Spaniard made a total of 33 appearances and will be hoping to return to fitness ahead of pre-season 2015 after missing the closing stages of the season due to a knee injury.
MR SHAUN URQUHART