Wigan's Jordi Gomez celebrates scoring
The 31-year-old was a big favourite at the Latics during a previous five-year stay at the club, helping Wigan win the FA Cup in 2013 and then competing in Europe alongside boss Gary Caldwell the season after.
Wigan Athletic (@LaticsOfficial) August 17, 2016
He comes into Wigan's squad to add technical quality and attacking threat from midfield after their impressive promotion from League One as champions, having impressed during a loan spell in the Championship with Blackburn last season.
Gomez will be looking to add to his 162 appearances for the Latics, in which he scored 28 times, and will be returning after a period at Sunderland where he failed to really convince.
Signed by Gus Poyet on a free transfer from Wigan in 2014, the former Barcelona man saw plenty of football in his first season with the Black Cats, making 33 appearances and scoring six times. He found football much harder to come by at the Stadium of Light last season, heading out on loan in January after making playing just six times for Dick Advocaat and Sam Allardyce.
Below are a selection of comments from Wigan and Sunderland fans on Twitter after Gomez's transfer was confirmed:
We've resigned Jordi Gomez this is the happiest day of my life #wafc— Liam Cooper (@ItsLiamCooper) August 17, 2016
This is how it feels to be Wigan— Talklatics (@talklatics) August 17, 2016
This is how it feels to be small
You sign Taylor and we sign Jordi Gomez
Jordi Gomez #wafc
Jordi Gomez to Wigan is the equivalent of Pogba to United for us #wafc— JH (@JimmyHughess) August 17, 2016
Just got a phone call from my dad singing Jordi Gomez he scores when he wants I can't believe the legend has come back #wafc— Ellis radley (@fifaradley) August 17, 2016
So the big transfer news today (when we DESPERATELY need signings) is Jordi Gomez has left... #safc— Alban (@KosovanMackem) August 17, 2016
Did like Jordi Gomez, but nowhere near fast enough for the PL. Decent left foot on him though #safc— Reece Hanson (@RGHanson93) August 17, 2016