The reasons behind Monchi's Roma departure

El director deportivo y el club habrían decidido poner punto y final al proyecto. El Arsenal está muy interesado en sus servicios.

The former Sevilla sporting director left Roma on Thursday after what was a very uncomfortable time at the club as he waits the call from Emery at Arsenal.

AS Roma are currently in the middle of a proper revolution at the club. On Thursday, they said goodbye to Eusebio Di Francesco and on Friday, Claudio Ranieri arrived and could be appointed as the manager until June. Another important figure is set to leave the club too as Monchi is set to depart after a strained spell with the club.

A decision, according to, was not off the cuff. In January 2018, they were already doubting Monchi's decisions when he pushed for a Nainggolan transfer to China. The Belgian would eventually leave for Inter Milan, which opened up the chance for Zaniolo to shine. Monchi started to feel uncomfortable in an environment that he could never truly considered his own. 

The sporting director's future was linked to that of the manager, Di Francesco, and he committed some errors including the signings of Pastore and Nzonzi, who were both too expensive for Roma. He didn't leave all the blame at the manager's door with the Malcom debacle, which saw Barcelona swoop to sign the player, also opening up a gap that never closed.

on Thursday, Monchi negotiated his departure with the club and it will be consensual. He had nothing to do with talks involving Ranieri and he leaves the club after saying goodbye. Now, however, he awaits the call from Emery and a spell in the Premier League.