Monchi’s return to Sevilla is expected to be announced in the ‘coming days’ leaving Arsenal fans wondering what the hell has gone on after he had an agreement to join us in London.

Roma sporting director Monchi smiles during a press conference at the Wanda Metropolitan stadium in Madrid on November 21, 2017 on the eve of the UEFA Champions League group C football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and AS Roma. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO
Roma sporting director Monchi smiles during a press conference at the Wanda Metropolitan stadium in Madrid on November 21, 2017 on the eve of the UEFA Champions League group C football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and AS Roma. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO

When Monchi left Roma it was expected that he would be heading to Arsenal to pick up the reigns after Sven Mislintat left.

At the end of this week, however, Sevilla president Jose Castro confirmed that the club were in talks with Monchi over their sporting director job and he’s now very likely to join them. Reports are widespread that a three-year-deal has been agreed to take him ‘home’.

A report on the site calciomercato followed the initial story up, claiming [via Google translate], “The Andalusian club continues its restructuring game with the exemption of Monchi and is ready to embrace the DS after the farewell to the Giallorossi company had other important offers, in particular of the Arsenal with which there was even a general agreement, but he preferred to go home and resume the speech abandoned before the landing at Rome.

“The operation will be formalised in the coming days, while in these minutes positive signals continue to arrive that confirm the closure of the agreement on the basis of an agreement that could last three years.”

Arsenal are now expected to turn their attention back to Marc Overmars at Ajax with Steve Morrow, head of Arsenal’s youth scouting, also being touted as a possible internal candidate.

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