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Tuesday May 14 2019
Papu found all he wanted with Atalanta

Papu Gomez rejected big clubs because he wanted to be a protagonist, but Jay Cassano outlines how he combined ambition and affection at Atalanta.

When, in 2014, Atalanta signed 26-year old Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez for €8m from little-known Metalist Kharkiv, there were no front-page headlines. There were no pundits debating for days on end the merits of the signing. And the club from Bergamo had no idea they had just brought a future club icon to town.

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Saturday December 23 2017
Gomez: 'Atletico Madrid wanted me'

Atalanta captain Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez admits he had dinner with Atletico Madrid Coach Diego Simeone and still dreams of going to La Liga.

The Argentine managed to earn four caps for his country at the age of 29 thanks to his remarkable performances in Bergamo.

“In 2012, before I went to Metalist Kharkiv, I had dinner with Simeone in Buenos Aires, because he wanted me to join Atletico Madrid. Unfortunately, Catania wanted too much money,” Papu told Marca in Spain.

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Monday September 1 2014
Official: Papu Gomez to Atalanta

Metalist Kharkiv forward Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez has signed a three-year contract with Atalanta.

This transfer was made official on a permanent basis and he put pen to paper on a three-year deal.

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Monday September 1 2014
Papu Gomez set for Atalanta

Ex-Catania striker Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez is on the verge of joining Atalanta from Metalist Kharkiv.

The Argentine forward had left a year ago, but made it clear he did not want to stay in Ukraine due to the volatile political situation.

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Tuesday July 22 2014
Gomez refuses Ukraine return

Ex-Catania striker Alejandro Gomez has “no intention of coming back” to Ukraine club Metalist Kharkiv and calls Fiorentina.

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Friday September 6 2013
Cristaldo: 'Happy at Bologna'

New signing Jonathan Cristaldo already scored his first Bologna goal and is “very happy to be here, as I really like the city.”

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Wednesday August 14 2013
UEFA disqualify Gomez's Metalist

Metalist Kharkiv, the new club of ex-Catania star Alejandro Gomez, have been disqualified from the Champions League play-offs.

The Ukrainian club was thrown out of all UEFA 2013-14 competition due to match-fixing, although they are expected to appeal.

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Monday July 29 2013
Catania: 'Gomez to Metalist'

Catania have confirmed they are “resigned to losing Alejandro Gomez” to Metalist Kharkiv. “He’ll go abroad over the next few days.”

The report had emerged that Genoa were trying to hijack the deal, but appear to have failed.

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