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Gomez move to Boca Juniors reportedly hits snag

Paraguayan defender’s move back to Argentina could be off.

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The transfer of Gustavo Gomez from AC Milan to Boca Juniors has reportedly hit yet another late snag, meaning the Paraguay international’s return to Argentina might be delayed yet again. The defender isn’t in the future plans of Milan, and a move to Boca Juniors would likely be beneficial for everyone involved.

According to reports, Gomez and his agent were not informed of a clause in the contract and despite having a medical and agreeing personal terms, the €6 million move is set to be off yet again.

Both Milan and Boca Juniors have been allegedly working on moving Gomez back to South American for eight months now, and it would be frustrating for everyone to see all the hard work be for nothing after a last-minute dispute threatens to derail the whole deal.

Gomez joined Milan from Lanus in a €8.5 million deal in 2016, but he only featured in 10 minutes of action last season for Milan. His only appearance came in the Europa League, where he came as a substitute against Austria Vienna. He failed to make the squad in every other Europa League match, and while he often made the bench in the league campaign for Milan, he failed to play at all in Serie A for the Rossonero.

Hopefully this deal is completed to everyone’s satisfaction. Gomez clearly isn’t working out at Milan and a return to South America with one of the giants of Argentinian football in Boca Juniors would be a great spot for the 25 year-old defender. He still has plenty of time left in his career and a return to first-team football could help resurrect his national team career as well. Milan even have negotiated a sell-on clause in case he moves on from Boca Juniors, so there is no reason this deal shouldn’t work out.

Boca and Gomez need to sort this out soon, and honestly, it probably will be all figured out in a few days. The deal is in such an advanced stage right now that it’s probably going to cross the line sooner rather than later.