Last week, we carried a story based on Mundo Deportivo’s report that Barcelona B midfielder Ramón Rodríguez Jiménez, commonly know as Monchu, was a transfer target for AFC Bournemouth.
The Premier League club have been following the player for a while and held “several meetings” with his camp. The Cherries were close to reaching an agreement. Before accepting Bournemouth’s proposal, Monchu and his family were waiting for a counter-offer from Barcelona.
Monchu was unhappy with the La Liga winners’ initial proposal as it was nowhere close to his expectation.
Despite that, Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo now reports the midfielder is ready to snub advances from Eddie Howe’s side and commit his future to Barcelona. It was his first choice to continue with his current employers.
The terms for the new deal was improved and it convinced Monchu to sign an extension. The midfielder will sign a three-year deal at Barcelona, with an option to extend it by two more years.
Monchu’s decision to commit his future to Barcelona will come as a blow for Bournemouth, but at least they’ve helped him get a big pay rise.