Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo, known in the world of football as “Monchi”, has closed the doors of Barcelona at a time when the lessons of the Barça club could give him chances to finish at the Camp Nou. The fame of the Andalusian, with successful signings in the Sevilla, precedes him and has always been a coveted piece at Barça, which has ended up signing players discovered by him at a price of gold. In an interview with the newspaper ‘Estadio Deportivo’, Monchi does not give any option to continue his work at Barça. “Nor do I give much importance to those issues. I am much more concerned with the present. I read it, I see it and little else. I am where I want to be; where I am fulfilled, super happy and you just have to see the images of the other day doing the Indian in the stands … », explained Monchi referring to the tie against Barcelona, when Sevilla won the first leg of the Cup semifinals against the Barça team (2-0 ).
«When I see these images, I see that I am content and happy, which is what is important to me. My people are too, my family, and that’s the important thing. Sometimes that is priceless, “he said, ruling out any option of ending up in the Camp Nou. Keep in mind that Monchi is considered one of the best talent scouts in the world in football. Sevilla usually sign unknown players who later revalue themselves and end up being stars. Javi Navarro, Dani Alves, Julio Baptista, Andrés Palop, Kanouté, Renato, Luis Fabiano, Maresca, Escudé, Adriano Correia, Poulsen, Keita, Rakitic, Vitolo, Bacca, Gameiro, Crychowiak, N’Zonzi, Ben Yedder or Lenglet are some of their discoveries that have brought great benefit to Sevilla.
Barcelona has always tried to Monchi, and proof of them is that many of his discoveries have ended up in the ranks of Barcelona for a stratospheric price. From the Catalan club it is considered that by signing the sports director of Sevilla, a huge amount of money could be saved in transfers and, in the event that the hired players could not stand out in the first team, generate a series of positive income for the Catalan club’s coffers. Linked to Sevilla emotionally, the fact that between 2017 and 2019 he accepted the Rome proposal, made Barcelona think that the executive would agree to direct his steps towards the Camp Nou. Now, Monchi has made it clear that his present and his future are at Sevilla.