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.

AP November 29, 2017 11:39:28 IST
Premier League: Arsenal rope in Barcelona director of football Raul Sanllehi to reinforce backroom staff

London: Barcelona's director of football will join Arsenal early next year as the latest arrival to the English club's backroom staff.

Premier League Arsenal rope in Barcelona director of football Raul Sanllehi to reinforce backroom staff

File image of Arsenal players celebrating. Reuters

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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