Sevilla sign Celta’s Sergi Gomez

Sevilla have completed the signing of Celta Vigo centre-back and Barcelona youth product Sergi Gomez, it has been confirmed.

Diario de Sevilla reported earlier this week the deal has been ‘practically closed’ since Sunday while El Desmarque say the 26-year-old was identified as Clement Lenglet’s replacement following an ‘extensive search’.

Los Rojiblancos are said to have offered the former Barcelona youth player a four-year contract and he is expected to challenge for first-team positions along with Simon Kjaer and Gabriel Mercado.

The former Spain Under-21 international left Barca for Celta in 2014 and has gone on to make 134 appearances for the Galicians, while the fee of his move is said to be around the €5m mark.

However, with only one year left on his Celestes contract, he has become Sevilla’s fourth summer signing after Roque Mesa, Tomas Vaclik and Ibrahim Amadou.

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