Premier League: Arsenal rope in Barcelona director of football Raul Sanllehi to reinforce backroom staff
Arsenal says Raul Sanllehi will lead its 'future player negotiations and work alongside manager Arsene Wenger.
London: Barcelona's director of football will join Arsenal early next year as the latest arrival to the English club's backroom staff.
Arsenal says Raul Sanllehi will lead its "future player negotiations," working alongside manager Arsene Wenger, and "represent and support the club with international and domestic governing bodies."
Sanllehi officially joins in February, ending a 14-year association with Barcelona. He was involved in the deal that saw Neymar join Barcelona from Brazilian side Santos in 2013.
Arsenal said last week that Sven Mislintat, the man credited with creating the production line of young stars at Borussia Dortmund over the past decade, was joining in December as its head of recruitment. It was announced on the same day that scout Steve Rowley was to stand down from his role after 25 years.
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LaLiga: Complaint accusing Barcelona's Lionel Messi of fraud, money laundering dismissed by Spanish court
Federico Rettori, an Argentine national living in Spain who claims he formerly worked for Messi's charity, had filed a similar complaint in 2019 which was also dismissed.
Messi, who earlier this month finally landed a major international trophy with Argentina when they beat rivals Brazil to win the Copa America, "will sign a five-season contract with a release clause of 600 million euros ($709 million)," according to Catalan sports daily L'Esportiu.