Roma exit imminent As key figure closes in in Emery reuniin in Arsenal #March_2019March 12, 2019
Arsenal have been given a boost as news is emerging from Italy that Roma director Monchi looks set to leave the Serie A side.
A source apparently told them that Roma “are said to be bracing themselves for the departure of the 50-year-old,” – and the latest reports from Italy back up those claims.
Eusebio Di Francesco was sacked by Roma earlier on Thursday following a disastrous few days for the club – which included a 3-0 Derby della Capitale defeat to Lazio at the weekend and crashing out of the Champions League with a 3-1 loss at Porto on Wednesday night.
Now, a report from Sky Italia (via Calciomercato.com ) states that Monchi’s official exit from Roma is imminent, and that it is possible that his resignation would result in Arsenal avoiding having to pay a €3m release clause fee.
Former AC Milan man Massimiliano Mirabelli and Parma’s Daniele Faggiano are the names understood to be in the frame to replace Monchi – with the capital club keen to appoint someone with ‘less decision making powers’.