The Spanish giants are upping the ante in the race to sign Roma sporting director Monchi.
Monchi is the man who unearthed many top talents such as Sergio Ramos and Ivan Rakitic during his stint at Sevilla. He joined Roma last summer and is starting to stamp his typically savvy transfer market strategies on the club. The Italian’s have already signed Justin Kluivert and Steven N’Zonzi when both of them were being courted by Premier League giants. Now, he is again a wanted man with both Barcelona and Manchester United looking to get him on board.
Despite reservations over whether Roma would want to do business with Barcelona or not, after the latter hijacked the Italian team’s bid to sign Brazilian midfielder Malcom from Bordeaux, reports in various Spanish media outlets are suggesting that the Catalonians will go ahead with this plan.
These reports add that Roma and Barcelona have moved on from this summer’s episode and that there is no bad blood between the two teams. This could facilitate the defending La Liga champions’ move for Monchi, thus also throwing a spanner in the works of Manchester United, as the English giants were also looking at bringing in the Italian. It has been known for a while that United have been on the lookout for a sporting Director, and if reports are to be believed, they are even considering Juventus’ director Paratici.
???According to the source, the specialist is not fully committed to the Italian club. The Monchi family lives in Spain.
"Barcelona" has already begun negotiations with the famous sports director. Monchi can agree to join Barcelona Stuff. (La Gazzetta dello Sport) pic.twitter.com/YWiyZMdQLg
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Of course, the final decision lies with Roma and Monchi but it would not be a surprise if Barcelona again nips someone off the hands of another club, in this case, the Red Devils’.
Monchi has proven that a club can achieve success without splashing extraordinary amounts of cash in the market. Manchester United and Barcelona are eyeing backroom overhaul and according to me, Monchi would be the perfect man for wither club seeing that their current transfer activities are… less than perfect.