I agree, don't think he's as good as Cancelo technically and the similarities in play style for me are more in terms of positional space, as in can play wide and inside but not quite like Cancelo.Cancelo was a wing back at Inter and Juventus. Also, Angeliño was never given enough of a chance IMO (compared to someone like Mendy or Zinchenko who got numerous chances).
Gosens seems both more physical and defensively sound than Angeliño, and better match intelligence.
He reminds me of a cross between Angeliño and Zabaleta (but as tall as Kolarov). He really is a well rounded player.
His game suits getting forward as a wing back but his skill set makes me believe he could flourish in a back 4.
At the price quoted it does seem like a steal for whoever gets him. No brainer for us, huge upgrade. I'm not convinced he's quite as good technically as Cancelo (who is?) but he's on another level from our other full backs in terms of passing, crossing, ball control, shooting etc.
But physically (perhaps unlike Angelino who I was a fan of) he looks easily capable, and is an option to overload the box as he has shown for Atalanta he is quite a goal threat, just in a slightly different way to Cancelo. Basicaly:
Cancelo: Defends out wide, come inside to be a playmaker
Gosens: Defend out wide, come inside to be a goal scorer
Pep can definitely do wonders with him imo.