Rumour Mill: Liverpool To Hire New Sporting Director

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Joachim Zielinski covers the latest rumour in Liverpool’s already bustling off season transfer window. 

Ramon Rodriguez Vardejo, better known as Monchi, a retired goalkeeper who’s now working as a Director of Football for Sevilla has been linked with a move to Liverpool. The reports came from the Spanish outlet, Marca. It is said that this outlet isn’t quite reliable, but there has been many reports from the other newspapers too.

Dani Alves: Brought for £400k – Sold for £26.5m to Barcelona.

Ivan Rakitic: Brought for £2m – Sold for £13.5m to Barcelona.

Carlos Bacca: Brought for £5.25m – Sold for £22.5m to AC Milan.

Julio Baptista: Brought for £2.6m – Sold for £15m to Real Madrid.

Seydou Keita: Brought for £3m – Sold for £10m to Barcelona.

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After Dani Alves left Sevilla he won 23 trophies at Barcelona / Photo – Goal

During a board meeting a couple of week ago, Monchi decided to leave the club. Sevilla confirmed in a statement that they’ll keep him to his contract which expires in 2020 and has a £3.8m release clause.

It’s believed that he has offers from Manchester United and Real Madrid, but Liverpool, Everton and Tottenham are also trying to sign him. Despite Sevilla’s tight budget, Monchi has somehow got some brilliant players through scouting. Example of some players is Grzegorz Krychowiak, signed for £4m from Stade Reims two years ago. Krychowiak was reportedly linked with Arsenal in January for a fee nearly 10 times more than Sevilla paid for his services!

Monchi’s record for developing talents and selling them for big money is pretty good, he
has sold such stars as Dani Alves, Ivan Rakitic, Carlos Bacca, Sergio Ramos and more. Monchi has helped Sevilla to win nine trophies in 10 years as three Europa League titles, two Copa del Reys, the Supercopa de Espana and also the Segunda Divison.

You guys might remember the name, Coke. He was signed for just over £1m and was world-class against us in the Europa League final scoring two goals.

I don’t think you need to know more about Monchi, such a world-class director. Both Tottenham and Liverpool has shown interest in the past, but it looks like Tottenham is out of the race as Mauricio Pochettino is working well with director Franco Baldini. As many of you know, Ian Ayre is stepping down, but not until his contract expires in 2017.

It was also reported that Jürgen Klopp is more satisfied to work with a DoF than with Ian Ayre and the transfer committee. Ian Ayre is leaving and Klopp wants to work with a DoF, is it a sign? The only thing i have to say is; Liverpool Football Club, sign him up!

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Michael Mongie
Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.

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  1. Err…Monchi doesn’t ‘develop’ the talent; the manager, in this case, Emery, does!
    Just getting a director to spot potential talent won’t count for anything if he doesn’t share the vision of the manager. Simply put, if JK doesn’t see the same value in a player that Monchi does, then it isn’t of any use, is it?

    Given the already set relationship he has with his manager, I think he will go wherever Emery does, given that there are rumours linking Emery to other clubs too!

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