It is unrealistic to say that one player or official is bigger than the club, but if it were not for the brilliant moves of sports director Monchi, it is difficult for Sevilla to become what they are in the third millennium - a record holder in the number of European League Cups (UEFA Cup), one of the best clubs in the Spanish championship, winner of some other cups such as the Copa del Rey, Super Cup of Spain and Europe, and above all a club that has produced many top players of world football, from Dani Alves and Sergio Ramos to Ivan Rakitic, Julio Baptista, Carlos Baca, Federico Fazio, Adriano, Julien Escude, Christian Poulsen, Ever Banega, Luis Fabiano, Freddie Kanoute, Stephen Nzonzi, and now Jules Kounde, Diego Carlos ...
The miracle worker from Andalusia managed to finish another spectacular job for Sevilla for little money - they signed Alejandro Papu Gomez! The Argentine signed a contract for three and a half years, and just as it was announced, Sevilla paid 5,500,000 euros in compensation, while Atalanta will receive bonuses of a maximum of 2,500,000 European banknotes.
The master from Buenos Aires put an end to his stay in Atalanta, which is definitely filled with mixed feelings.
He is thankful
Papu's name and surname will forever remain inscribed in golden letters in the history of the Goddess of the Province since he was a key figure in the revolution under the command of Gian Pierre Gasperini, from which Atalanta grew into a permanent participant in the Champions League in recent years and a serious competitor at the top of the table!
The question is whether Atalanta could do that without the diminutive Argentine who was the central figure of the project but was also expressly written off after the conflict he had with Gasperini. Gomez said goodbye to Atalanta in an emotional letter in which he said that he would do everything again and that the club, the city, and the fans will remain in his heart forever.
He also wished all the best to Gasperini in spite of everything and said “I love you all in the club and the city. Even Gasperini, of course "which still shows that he remained a little bitter in Papu's emotions, but also that he overcame everything and went further.
He left Atalanta after 252 appearances with 59 goals, and 71 assists. Gomez will have an annual net salary of 3,000,000 euros in Seville! That is even a million euros more than what he received in Bergamo, plus this is the net amount, which means that it remains with him when all taxes are deducted.