The former sports director of Sevilla, Monchi, joined AS Roma this summer and he is planning the next season. After failing again to win a title last year, Monchi has a lot of work to do to reinforce the squad and try to improve the level of the players. He would like to sign the Real Madrid player Lucas Vázquez in the summer, although it won’t be easy for the Italian club.
Monchi has still to tie up the next manager, although the former Roma footballer Di Francesco will be announced shortly. Soon after, Monchi has to think which players he can buy during the summer and he has put his eyes on Lucas Vázquez. The winger was a very important player for Zinedine Zidane, but he lost importance in the last part of the season and he wasn’t even included in the list for the Champions League final.
Since his arrival last season to Real Madrid, after playing on loan at Espanyol, Lucas Vázquez has been a very important player. Although he’s not usually in the line-up, he is the player number 12 in the squad, the first change. This season, with Marco Asensio or James Rodríguez at a good level, the winger lost some importance. This is why Monchi will try to convince him to leave the club and join AS Roma, according to OK Diario.
The numbers show that Lucas Vázquez has played more this year than the previous one. In La Liga, he played 33 games this season and 25 matches in the previous one, although he scored 4 goals in his first year and 2 nets in the current season. In the Champions League, he appeared in 10 games this season, scoring one goal, and in 7 matches in the previous year, failing to score a goal. However, he scored an important penalty in the final against Atlético Madrid in Milan in 2016 and he was out of the list against Juventus.
Real Madrid bosses are convinced that Lucas Vázquez will stay one more year in the club. However, Monchi will try to convince him with an appealing project and reassuring him to be important in the new AS Roma he’s trying to build up. In the past, Nacho was also tempted to join Roma, but he declined the offer.