Serie A Prime five: Midfielders 2018/19

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five. Papu Gomez – Atalanta

Handful of come close to embodying the spirited resolve that has noticed Atalanta soar to new heights in Serie A then their talismanic captain.

The diminutive Argentine has been a virtual ever-present for the Orobici which includes their ill-fated Europa League qualifying rounds and their jaw-dropping Coppa Italia run.

His opening game of the league season held a lot of guarantee, assisting twice and bagging a brace against Frosinone. His worth to the side is reflected in his tendency to see out the ninety minutes affording him the similar type of stature to Lionel Messi for Barcelona.

Though comparisons with arguably the greatest footballer of all time may perhaps appear excessive, there are absolutely a lot of elements Messi and Gomez share aside from just their nationality and positioning.

His instinctive style of play has noticed him chalk up 13 assists and 10 ambitions in 45 appearances across all competitions, emerging as 1 of the players with the most assists in Serie A this campaign.

A cult status and location amongst the Atalanta Hall of Fame awaits the 31-year-old who has identified his personal dwelling away from dwelling in Bergamo.

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