Jordi Gomez of Wigan scores from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Wigan Athletic.
I don't know what it is about Jordi Gomez that Roberto Martinez likes so much. Yet whatever Jordi is doing seems to stand him in good stead as the 'Donkey' has managed to net a new contract at the club. Now I maybe to harsh on the player at times, he is a talented footballer I wont knock him for that. Yet it is his lack of effort and knowledge of how to play the Premier League game.
You could understand in his first season. Where he was playing with the big boys and I could imagine it would have taken time to adapt. The second year he started promisingly and then yet again dipped down, before disappearing out of the squad.
This season he maybe our top goalscorer but he hasn't contributed anywhere near what we have needed. It shows when Shaun Maloney was able to get on the pitch for twenty minutes against Norwich and do more running around the pitch than Gomez had all season.
Both parties seemed happy after the deal. Martinez saying:
"We are delighted that Jordi is committing himself to our football club. 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."
While Gomez talked about how he wants to continually stride to improve at the club. We all hope you do Jordi!