Wigan Athletic boss Gary Caldwell says he'll look to sign Sunderland midfielder Jordi Gomez

Sunderland midfielder Jordi Gomez was offered to Wigan Athletic in the January transfer window.

Wigan Athletic boss Gary Caldwell has suggested to Wigan Today that he will attempt to sign Sunderland midfielder Jordi Gomez in the summer, if his side are promoted from League One.

Gomez has fallen out of favour with the Black Cats this season, and he was actually offered to the Latics during the January transfer window (Wigan Today).

Caldwell says that the deal was not possible this month, because of his side’s finances, but the 33-year-old boss is hopeful that a transfer could be struck in the summer.

“You never know - in football you have to be open to everything,” he said.

“We’ll look at that in the summer, when hopefully we will have that problem.”

Wigan are currently in the League One play off spots, and they are four points back from second-placed Walsall, who occupy the last automatic promotion spot.

Gomez’s return to the DW Stadium would be welcomed by supporters of the club, as his talent is well known.

The Spaniard spent five years with Wigan between 2009 and 2014, before completing a move to Sunderland.

After a potential switch back to the Latics fell through, Gomez went on to join Blackburn Rovers, and he is now set to spend the rest of this campaign on loan at Ewood Park.

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