Papu Gomez makes Napoli transfer admission, compares Atalanta to Leicester City

by | Dec 15, 2021 09:28

Papu Gomez admits he would play for Napoli and hopes Atalanta win the Serie A title: ‘It would be better than Leicester’s Premier League victory.’

The Argentinean striker left Bergamo in January 2021 after disagreements with coach Gian Piero Gasperini.

In April, his Sevilla side could meet La Dea in Europa League if both teams go through the knockout round playoff.

“I know it can happen, I’d be happy be happy because I could hug many friends,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport. Including Gasperini? “Of course, I respect everybody.”

Gomez, 33, said he wants to continue playing until 37-38, provided he “still has fun” and ruled out becoming a coach at the end of his career as a footballer.

“I would prefer being an agent or become a TV pundit,” he revealed.

Gomez still follows Serie A and although he believes “Inter or Milan” will win the title, he hopes Atalanta can be among the contenders for the Scudetto.

“[If they win] it would be extraordinary for the city and the club,” Gomez said.

“It would be unique for Percassi, Gasperini and everyone, it would be even better than Leicester’s [title victory].”

Gomez signed a contract until 2024 and revealed which Italian club he’d join in the future: “Surely Napoli, I’ve always liked them for their strong bond with Diego [Maradona], for the way they treat the Argentineans and for their blue jersey.

“When Maradona died, I felt I had lost a relative. How could he die? Why was he abandoned? How did they let the most famous person in the world die?”

Gomez has scored one goal in 17 appearances across all competitions with Sevilla this season. He played with Catania and Atalanta in Serie A, scoring 66 goals in 315 appearances in Italy’s top flight.

epa08970947 Argentinian winger Alejandro 'Papu' Gomez poses for photographers during his presentation as new player of Spanish LaLiga club Sevilla FC, at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, in Seville, southern Spain, 28 January 2021. Sevilla signed Gomez from Italian Serie A team Atalanta Bergamo until 30 June 2024. EPA-EFE/RAUL CARO

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