Wigan move excites Gomez
Jordi Gomez is enjoying the 'buzz' of preparing for a season in the Premier League.
Last Updated: 20/06/09 6:06pm
New Wigan signing Jordi Gomez has spoken of his delight at being reunited with manager Roberto Martinez.
The former Espanyol midfielder enjoyed a loan spell under Martinez at Swansea last season and has now signed a three-year contract with the Latics.
Gomez could not hide his excitement when talking about the prospect of competing in the Premier League.
"I had a fantastic time at Swansea last season and I really got a taste for English football," he told Wigan's official website.
"Roberto is a great manager who likes to get his teams to play good football and to get the chance to play in the English Premier League under him is very exciting for me.
"I am looking forward to meeting all the players. I don't really know any of them personally, only by reputation, so it's a real buzz to be coming into such a talented squad and trying to make my mark."
The 24-year-old knows that holding down a first-team spot may prove to be a difficult task and is ready to fight for his place.
He also hopes to impress the fans by giving his all in every match he does manage to get selected for.
Gomez added: "Looking at the players already here, it's going to be tough to get in the team and keep my place but that's what I aim to do and I'll be doing my best in every training session and if I'm lucky enough to get selected.
"I just want to thank the club and Roberto for having faith in me and I can't wait to get started in July.
"I had a good relationship with the supporters at Swansea, and I hope the Wigan fans will see a player who gives everything, every time he puts on the shirt."