Aston Villa hoping to seal Monchi appointment

Aston Villa are hoping to finalise a deal to convey Sevilla sporting director Monchi to the membership, sources have confirmed to 90min.

The 54-year-old is extensively thought to be one of many high sporting administrators in world soccer having finished wonders with Sevilla since taking cost in 2000.

His solely time away from Sevilla got here in 2017 when he had two years in Italy with Roma earlier than returning. Monchi later rejected the prospect to hitch Arsenal and link-up with former Sevilla boss Unai Emery, however now sources have confirmed to 90min that he will probably be given one other alternative to work with the supervisor.

The pair had three years collectively at Sevilla earlier than Emery left for Paris Saint-Germain in 2016 however they’ve remained shut.

Now Monchi has the prospect to maneuver to Villa Park with Emery after he was provided a deal by the membership. Villa have moved for Monchi after the current departure of Christian Purslow and in addition lacking out on Barcelona’s Mateu Alemany – who determined towards becoming a member of the membership after initially agreeing to make the transfer.


Europa League winners Sevilla are demanding almost £2m in compensation for Monchi, whose contract nonetheless has one 12 months left to run. It’s believed Monchi had knowledgeable the La Liga aspect that he was planning to go away this summer season even earlier than Villa’s method.

Villa sources have confirmed to 90min that a proposal has been made and at the moment are ready for affirmation of his choice.

Sevilla president Jose Castro nonetheless hopes to influence Monchi to proceed with the membership and informed Canal Sur over the weekend: “It’s simply 4 days since we gained the title, however this concern has come shortly.

“It has been a bit surprising, however we hope he’ll rethink and proceed with us. If he reconsiders, there aren’t any wounds that can’t be healed, particularly with Monchi, who’s one in every of us. 

“We should not neglect that he already left as soon as and I used to be the one who informed him that the doorways had been nonetheless open.”


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