Reports in Spain suggest that FC Barcelona’s Raül Sanllehi has left the club to sign for Arsenal as a football director (via Sport Witness).
Well, it seems that Arsenal’s run of staff appointments is set to continue in the coming days if reports in Spain are anything to be believed.
Last week, the Gunners announced the signing of new head scout, Sven Mislintat from Borussia Dortmund and it seems that the club is close to another addition.
Raül Sanllehi has been linked with a move to Arsenal in the past but it seems that things have been amped up this week.
Spanish publication, Mundo Deportivo claims that the Spaniard has left FC Barcelona in order to sign for Arsenal as the club’s new football director in the coming days.
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This Barcelona board has attracted enormous amounts of criticism from the club’s own fans but as a transfer negotiator, Sanllehi has done his job.
On paper, this looks like a smart move. The club has brought in a hugely experienced negotiator to close the transfers which will be lined up by their new scout. Let’s hope this new duo can help bring some much-needed talent into this Arsenal squad.