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Jordi Gómez García-Penche

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D.O.B.

May 24th 1985

Birthplace

Barcelona

Height

1,78 m

Weight

74 kg

Position

Midfielder

Signed

June 3rd 2008

Fee

Loan

Former Clubs

Barcelona C & B, RCD Espanyol B

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Jordi Gomez started his carrer at Barcelona in the youth ranks. However the highly rated 23 year old failed to hold down a place at the Nou Camp and on the 2nd June 2008 signed a three year deal with city rivals Espanyol that will keep him at the la liga outfit until June 2011.

Gomez will join former team mate Guillem Bauza at the Liberty Stadium next season just under 24 hours after signing a new contract at the Spanish club that will see the 23 year old stay at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys until June 2011.

Gomez is highly rated by the La liga outfit and this loan represents another step in the players development.

The midfielder has also played alongside the likes of Carles Puyol in a memorial game against Primera División de México side Chivas Guadalajara in Los Angeles in 2006.

The Barcelona born player believes that the move will be a positive one.

Gomez told www.rcdespanyol.cat:

"The loan is positive for me. For me last season was positive because I played in the Primera Liga and I worked with the first team."


Gomez's £200,000 season long loan was a highly successful one. He was a regular first teamer during the year, playing a vital role in the heart of the midfield. He has fantastic ability to help maintain possession, has skill and a good range of passing. He can also score from long range and direct free-kicks. His consistent performances saw him win the Fans' Player of th

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