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Sevilla and Roma Reach Agreement For Sporting Director Monchi

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Sevilla’s Monchi gives green light to Roma move

Seville, Spain – Sevilla sporting director Monchi has agreed to join Italian club AS Roma next summer and end his 16-year stay at Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan, La Gazzetta dello Sport and SportMediaset report.

Monchi will be the man to replace Walter Sabatini, and will take up the position in June.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, an agreement was reached between Roma executives and the Spaniard in a meeting in London.

The sporting director is famed across Europe for his ability to buy low and sell high whilst continually maintaining and improving results on the pitch – Dani Alves, Jesus Navas, Kevin Gameiro, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Carlos Bacca and Ivan Rakitic are among his biggest successes.

During his time with the Andalusia club, winning five Europa League titles, one European Super Cup, two Copa del Rey trophies and a Spanish Super Cup.

There has been no official confirmation from either Roma, Sevilla or Monchi, while Sevilla president Jose Castro has always stated that he would fight tooth and nail to hold on to the architect of so much of Sevilla’s recent triumphs.

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