As a club keen to keep their traditions for as long as possible, Manchester United remain one of the few clubs in the Premier League without a director of football.
Seemingly letting their CEO Ed Woodward do the big chunk of the transfer negotiations, for which he has received strong criticism in the past, the touted arrival of Monchi (which eventually came to nothing) got fans excited.
Most Manchester based journalists remained adamant the club were not looking for a director of football as they wanted to comply with José Mourinho’s desire of having a strong say in the player recruitment, yet this hasn’t stopped the foreign press from keeping rumours alive.
The latest director of football to be linked with the club is Monaco’s former sporting director, Luis Campos, who recently left the Ligue 1 club without much explanation, and L’Equipe are the guilty ones.
The French newspaper state that Marseille, with whom he is favourite to sign at this moment in time, Paris Saint-Germain and the Premier League club are all ready to make offers for him, meaning he has a choice to make.
The main reason behind the link with Manchester United is Jorge Mendes, who has a good relationship with Ed Woodward and the rest of the board, and could just be a case of putting 2+2 together and getting a very convenient 5.
Considering the transfer market José Mourinho is having without a director of football, we highly doubt United will appoint one now, and the likeliest outcome at this moment in time is a move to Marseille for Campos as the Ligue 1 club start a much needed revamping once/when the club changes owners.