While at Sport Witness we try to keep you updated as best we can with what’s being said about your team and the players they’re interested in, we also take an interest in what happens at board level, and for Manchester City and Arsenal, a change could be on the way.
Late last night, news emerged from Spain that Raül Sanllehí, one of Barcelona’s key transfer negotiators, would not be continuing with the La Liga runners-up after a boardroom shake up, which has sent the alarm bells ringing at the Etihad and the Emirates.
According to Sport, Manchester City have been linked with him since the arrival of Ferran Soriano and Txiki Begiristain, but, until now, the opportunity to bring him in to complete the team never materialised.
As for Arsenal, the director is said to be close friends with Ivan Gazidis, and with Dick Law leaving Arsenal, Raül Sanllehí could be the prime candidate to replace him, having been at the centre of some of Barcelona’s biggest transfer deals over the past 15 years.
The opportunity to sign someone so experienced in the transfer market doesn’t come everyday, and with both the Gunners and Manchester City looking to improve their squads over the coming years, the acquisition of the soon-to-be ex-Barcelona dealmaker would be considered a coup.
That’s if he wants to step right into a new job, of course.