Gomez pledges future to Wigan

Jordi Gomez brushes past Zat Knight - Bolton Wanderers v Wigan Athletic
Jordi Gomez brushes past Zat Knight - Bolton Wanderers v Wigan Athletic

JORDI Gomez has rejected several rival offers to pledge his future to Wigan Athletic.

The 26-year-old, Wigan’s joint-leading goalscorer this term, was due to run out of contract this summer.

And he’s been entitled to speak to interested parties since the turn of the year with a view to signing a pre-contract.

But after sounding out the market, Gomez has decided to put pen to paper on a two-year contract extension at the DW Stadium.

And he’s determined to do all he can to ensure that time is spent in the Premier League.

“I would like to thank everyone at the club for making me feel welcome here,” Gomez said.

“I feel I can keep improving, and now I want to keep focusing on my game and do all I can to finish the season strongly and keep our Premier League status.”

Gomez has netted six times in 42 league starts for Latics, and made another 17 appearances from the bench since following Roberto Martinez from Swansea in 2009.

And the Latics chief is delighted his countryman will be staying put.

“We are delighted Jordi has committed himself to our football club,” he said.

“He is our top goal-scorer this season and his vision has provided us with a real playmaking role.

“He has accumulated a fantastic experience in the Premier League and, with potential offers waiting for him in the summer, it is a fantastic gesture towards the football club that he has chosen to commit to Wigan Athletic at this crucial moment.”