AS Roma director Monchi has reportedly been offered the technical director job at Arsenal, who aren’t put off by his £1m release clause, according to reports.


Former sports director of Sevilla Ramon Rodriguez Berdejo ‘Monchi’ bids goodbye to club supporters before the Spanish league football match Sevilla FC vs RC Deportivo de la Coruna at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Sevilla on April 8, 2017. Sevilla won 4-2. (Picture source: Cristina Quicler / AFP / Getty Images)

According to Saturday’s Daily Mail, Arsenal are set to make a move for Monchi, who would cost around £1m to release from his current deal in Italy. The report suggests the director himself is leaning towards ending his time with Roma, as he’s wanted to work in England all along.

Daily Mail / 23rd February 2019
Daily Mail / 23rd February 2019


Roma are already searching for replacements themselves, suggesting they aren’t holding out much hope that the 50-year-old will stick around.

The Daily Mail claim Monchi will have around £45m to spend on transfers this summer if he joins The Gunners, which would be boosted by any sales Arsenal make.

Spanish outlet AS report something similar, claiming Monchi would be given ’50 million’. They don’t make it clear whether that’s pounds sterling or euros, but given the location of the source, it’s probably euros.

The Spaniard isn’t the only candidate for the technical director role, even if he does appear to be the closest to a move right now.

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