Sevilla are fighting for La Liga this year and the Andalusian club is only one step away from the quarter-finals of the Champions League. They’ve never arrived that far in the competitions but they have still to beat Leicester City in the Last 16 Round.
After three straight Europa League titles, Unai Emery left the club and Jorge Sampaoli arrived. The Argentinian coach is doing a great job with the new signings of Nasri, Jovetic or ‘Mudo’ Vázquez. The man who made that possible was Monchi, the sports director.
Florentino Pérez wants to sign Monchi in summer, according to the Spanish newspaper MARCA. The former goalkeeper has been thinking of leaving the club in the last months. Actually, he almost left Sevilla last summer because he’s very stress with his beloved team.
It looks like Italy will be his final destination. Roma were negotiating with him and James Pallotta, the owner of Roma even had some meetings with Monchi. Inter Milan also are interested in Monchi, but they’ll have to fight with Real Madrid to get him on board their projects.
Florentino Pérez wants another person to take full responsibility of the sports affairs of the club. Since Jorge Valdano’s departure, in José Mourinho’s era, the role of the ‘sports director’ has been vacant. Monchi could be the perfect fit for this role because he knows the Spanish football and he’ll be close enough to his city, Sevilla.
This is not the first time that Florentino Pérez try to convince Monchi. However, in the previous ones, Monchi had a contract signed with Sevilla and he was hesitating whether to change the club or not. Now, it looks pretty obvious that Monchi wants to start a new project and Madrid could be his choice.