According to the British press, Arsenal will appoint Raul Sanllehi as Sports Director at Emirates Stadium.
Raul Sanllehi is quite famous in Spain. In the role of Barcelona’s sporting director, he has contributed greatly to helping the Catalan side attract big stars of the world football to Cam Nou like Alexis Sanchez, Neymar or Luis Suarez.
Yesterday, Raul Sanllehi officially farewell Barcelona after 15 years working here. According to new information published by SportMail, the leader agreed to Arsenal work. This is one of the reasons he did not sign a new contract with the Catalan side.
Raul Sanllehi’s welcome to the club once again shows Arsenal’s strong intentions. Earlier, the Gunners surprised when the very famous “head hunter” of Dortmund, Sven Mislintat.
If nothing changes, Raul Sanllehi and Sven Mislintat will start their Arsenal career in early December. Both are expected to make a big difference to the Emirates in the planning of transfer strategies and personnel.
This is an urgent task set by Arsenal after they failed to reach the top four Premier League last season. The biggest problem for the Gunners is that they can not compete with the big stars, even having difficulty keeping the pivot like Ozil or Sanchez.
Raul Sanllehi has spent 15 years working in Barcelona. He spent three different presidents at Camp Nou so he was very experienced in strategic personnel planning and transfer. The 48-year-old will replace the role of Dick Law, who resigned after failing to convince Ozil and Sanchez to sign a new contract.