Barcelona and Manchester United are aiming for Monchi

Barcelona and Manchester United are aiming for Monchi

Barcelona and Manchester United want to entice Roma’s director of fo otball Ramon Monchi. La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper reports about that, implying that both teams experienced problems on the transfer market, but Monchi’s departure from Roma is improbable for now.

The director of football last season moved from Sevilla to Rome, where in one transfer window had made the workload, which influenced the team’s advancement to the Champions League semifinal, where Roma lost to Liverpool on aggregate (2:5 and 4:2).

Monchi will not leave Stadio Olimpico as this year the Spaniard had good relations with the club president James Pallotta, who values the work of the manager. For two transfer windows, which Monchi dealt with, Roma earned more than 250 million euros, having said goodbye to Salah, Nainggolan, Alisson and other players. Whereas perspective and young players, whom the head coach Eusebio Di Francesco wanted, joined the team.

Barcelona did not buy this summer Antoine Griezmann, who was Blaugrans’ transfer goal since winter. Josep Maria Bartomeu, the club president reckons that Monchi is able to solve the problem. However, after Barcelona intercepted Malcom’s transfer to Roma and signed the Brazilian, Roma will not give away the manager to their new rivals.

Manchester United have more chance to entice Monchi. Mourinho is left without defense strengthening, for which he has already paid with six points, having lost to Brighton (3:2) and Tottenham (0:3). Man Utd management has supported the head coach, but there is no certainty that he will remain on the post by the end of the season. At least Paddy Power bookmaking company has paid the punters, who bet on the Portuguese’s dismissal by May.

Ramon Monchi is a famous figure in near-football cirlces, who has earned authority thanks to connections with teams and ability to purchase necessary players for a team. The Spaniard leaves the club not only with profit, but progress in game. Roma and Sevilla’s achievements in European cups are a vivid proof of that. Therefore there is no surprise that there is a queue of Europe’s top clubs after him, although the transfer looks improbable for now.