Outgoing Sevilla director of sport Monchi says he is destined for Roma“unless there is a twist”.
The 48-year-old, whose full name is Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo, is leaving Sevilla after almost three decades with the La Liga club, and he has been heavily linked with a switch to the Italian capital.
And, on Friday morning, Monchi admitted he is likely to accept an offer from ambitious Roma, currently second behind Juventus in the Serie A title race, barring a late change of circumstances.
“It is not finalised but it is close to being finalised,” he told AS. “If everything goes as planned then I’ll join Roma, unless there is a twist.
“I remember when Marcelo arrived on a plane to sign for Sevilla but ended up at Real Madrid.
“That’s why I don’t want the bells to ring out until everything has been tied up.”