The sports director of Sevilla, Ramón Rodríguez ‘Monchi’, reported on Wednesday the interest in River Plate’s full-back Gonzalo Ariel Montiel, and pointed out that “there is still a lot left” for it to be “a definitive purchase”.
Monchi admitted that Montiel occupies “a privileged position” to sign for Sevilla since he has “followed him a lot” and “likes his profile”, although he is not “the only alternative” for the position of right-back, for which it has “other interesting options”.
The Cádiz coach, despite everything, acknowledged that he was “not at all satisfied” with the transfer and departure movements, since “it is not the planning he had in mind when at the end of May” he spoke with the coach, Julen Lopetegui, because ” the market is blocked and the sword of the salary limit is on top. “
“I am not going to sell false messages. The photo is not the one I wanted to have. I have a history of assuming my responsibility and although there is some mitigating factor, I cannot say that I am satisfied,” said the Cádiz coach in statements to the club’s media .
Monchi recognized “interest at the beginning of the market” for Alavés forward José Luis Mato ‘Joselu’ but the option “was discarded as soon as he learned about the” economic valuation “of his home club, since although he” likes his profile, there is a sports scale and an economic one “.
The Sevilla sports director, on the other hand, assured that the French defender Jules Koundé “is well, calm and involved one hundred percent” despite the “much noise” generated with his possible transfer to English Chelsea, which “is greater in the media. that in reality “, because” there has been no specific offer “, although” yes a lot of interest. They have asked, but it has not gone beyond there “.
Monchi is aware that “the entire squad”, including Koundé, “is within a policy that is not going to change, a model” that has made Sevilla “play twenty finals and win ten titles in fifteen years: if one arrives great offer, you have to accept it because that will allow you to reinvest to improve the team “.
He also trusted that “in this final stretch, the reinforcements will be given an acceleration” and said that, knowing the ability to overcome the entire club and the magnificent coaching staff, when September 1 arrives , the template will resemble “what I had in mind in May.”
Monchi pointed out that Julen Lopetegui “is uneasy” due to the difficulty in setting up the squad and that he maintains a relationship of “saw teeth, with discussions and, sometimes, with different opinions”, adding that the Basque coach “is concerned but he is aware that no effort is spared within the parameters of responsibility “.