Monza have officially confirmed the signing of Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez on a short term contract, running until the end of the 2023-24 season.
The 35-year-old arrives on a free transfer, having been without a club since terminating his contract with Sevilla one year ahead of schedule earlier on in the summer.
Despite the initial denial of Gomez’s signing by the Monza board, he arrived in the city for his medical examinations on Friday, later putting pen to paper on a nine-month deal.
Gomez has almost a decade’s worth of experience playing in Italy, originally signing for Catania in the summer of 2010. There he remained for three seasons, before joining Metalist Kharkiv in Ukraine for the 2013-14 campaign.
One year after leaving Italy, the Argentine returned to join Atalanta for the most notable period of his career. While in Bergamo, Gomez recorded 50 goals in Serie A from 209 appearances in a spell that lasted six-and-a-half seasons.
However, a falling out with coach Gian Piero Gasperini ultimately led to his departure, leaving in January 2021 to join LaLiga outfit Sevilla.
On their second season in the top flight, Gomez’s new club, Monza have had a tough time of things in the early stages of the season, sitting in 15th place with one win from their opening six matches.
An opportunity for Monza to record their second win of the season, and Gomez’s first comes on Monday evening, when the team travel to face Sassuolo at the Mapei Stadium.