Reading through Lee Roden’s profile of Sevilla’s sporting director, Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo, I want him to come to Arsenal.
Arsene Wenger’s dictatorship over all things Arsenal means the club still fell short in this past transfer window. I can’t blame him though. I spurn the chance to have some control my transfer dealings in Football Manager too.
The extremely effective transfer moves that are mentioned in the article are definitely eye-popping. But there’s a catch isn’t there? Those transfers could have flopped just as easily as they produced and then we wouldn’t be having this conversation. Probably grasping at straws here but maybe the only way to test a sporting director’s true worth is much a like a player. See if he can replicate the magic elsewhere.
Guess we’ll see if Monchi, as he’s apparently called, moves and what happens if he does. If he doesn’t it does look as if Sevilla will continue to reap the benefits as his track record speaks for itself.
Until next time.