Atalanta President Antonio Percassi has released a statement confirming Papu Gomez was sold for ‘a grave act of indiscipline,’ essentially confirming Gian Piero Gasperini’s version of events.
The reasons behind Gomez’s departure in January 2021 towards Sevilla were never entirely clarified.
This week, Gomez claimed Gasperini had tried to physically attack him during a locker room row, while the coach insisted if anything it was the other way around.
Gomez again hit out this morning to L’Eco di Bergamo newspaper, adding that the Percassi family ‘wept’ when having to say goodbye.
However, Atalanta released a formal statement this evening that firmly comes down on Gasperini’s side.
“I am sorry to have to get back to talking about this, but the sale of Alejandro Papu Gomez was wanted by Antonio Percassi, President of Atalanta, because of a grave act of indiscipline towards the club owners. There is nothing more to add.”
Gomez was with Atalanta from 2014 to January 2021, scoring 59 goals and providing 71 assists in 252 competitive appearances for the club.
His form for La Dea also took him to become an Argentina international with three goals in seven caps.