Monchi: “Roma are the closest team (in for me).”

Former Sevilla sporting director Monchi spoke to and was asked about potential negotiations with Roma as his next destination:

“Roma are the closest team (in for me), but nothing is closed yet. It can not be considered as being finalised.”

Last week, RomaPress exclusively reported that, despite the diplomatic statements of Monchi, a deal has indeed already been signed between the sides and that his arrival is a mere formality.

The Editor of, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including,, and ESPN.