The cultured Spanish midfielder joined Latics in July 2009 after a successful loan spell at the then Championship side Swansea City under current Latics manager Roberto Martinez.
Gomez returned to his parent club RCD Espanyol having scored 12 goals in 44 games for the Swans and being named in the 2008/2009 Championship Team of the Year. Such were his impressive performances as a creator and provider in midfield that Martinez saw fit to bring him to the DW Stadium.
The former Barcelona youth player battled his way into the first team at the start of the 2011/2012 season after a mixed first two seasons at the club.
2011 saw him score some crucial goals for the club as he netted in the 3-3 draw with Blackburn Rovers; the penalty that drew Latics level in their 2-1 away win at Sunderland and he also earned four points for the club in December 2011 with a penalty winner against West Bromwich Albion and a dramatic late equaliser at the DW to claim a 1-1 draw against Chelsea.
Despite the competition for places that became apparent in the final stages of the season, when called upon Gomez did his duty and helped Latics to a famous 2-1 victory at the Emirates Stadium against Arsenal, with an assist for Franco di Santo’s opener, followed up by a goal for himself that eventually proved to be the winner.
Before his move from Spain to the United Kingdom, Gomez had experience at both Barcelona B and Espanyol B, totalling over 100 appearances between the two.
He earned his way into the Espanyol first team by March 2008 making his debut against Real Murcia before making his move to Wales just three months later.