AS Roma are growing increasingly resigned to the fact they’ll lose sporting director Monchi this summer, with Arsenal the leading contender to snap him up.


AS Roma Director of Football Monchi during his time with Sevilla CF

The Evening Standard write that Monchi is ‘likely’ to leave Roma this summer. The club are ‘increasingly resigned’ to his departure, and Monchi himself is interested in working in England.

Evening Standard
Evening Standard / 26th February 2019

The 50-year-old is thought to be at the top of Arsenal’s shortlist for their new technical director job as it stands.

Previous reports suggested Monchi has a £1m release clause in Rome, but the Standard claim it’s closer to £2.6m. Either way, that’s a drop in the ocean for a club like Arsenal if he significantly improves their transfer business in general.

The Daily Mail recently claimed 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 reported something similar, claiming Monchi would be given ’50 million’.

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

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