Friday 30 March 2012

Gomez signs new Wigan contract

Latics midfielder commits future to Barclays Premier League club until 2014

Midfielder Jordi Gomez has made 23 League appearances for Wigan so far this season

Wigan Athletic midfielder Jordi Gomez has signed a new deal that will keep him at the DW Stadium until 2014.

The 26-year-old, who joined Wigan from Espanyol in 2009, has signed a two-year extension to a contract that was set to run out this summer.

Gomez is the club's joint top scorer this season with four goals, which came against Blackburn Rovers, West Bromwich Albion, Sunderland and Chelsea.

"His vision has provided us with a real playmaking role in the side"
- Roberto Martinez

"I would like to thank everyone at the club for making me feel welcome here," Gomez told the club's official website.

"I feel I can keep improving here 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."

Manager Roberto Martinez says news of the contract extension will be a boost for Wigan as they battle to stay in the Barclays Premier League.

"We are delighted that Jordi is committing himself to our football club," said Martinez.

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

"He has accumulated a fantastic experience in the Barclays 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 of the season."

Wigan are currently 19th in the League table, one point from safety, with eight matches left in the campaign. They play Stoke at home on Saturday.

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Key Points

  • Jordi Gomez signs new contract with Wigan Athletic
  • Spaniard's current deal was set to expire this summer
  • Midfielder has committed future to the club until 2014