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Roma’s director of football Monchi left frustrated by Barcelona


Roma’s new director of football Monchi is reportedly shocked with by the recent conduct of Barcelona.

Sport are reporting that Monchi was left red-faced in his attempts to negotiate with the Catalans over one of their young forwards.

Roma are in the market for a striker and hoped to bring in 21-year-old Munir El Haddadi following his loan spell at Valencia last season.

Munir, who has 1 Spanish cap to his name, scored 6 goals in 32 La Liga appearances last season.

No deal

Monchi was surprised by Barcelona’s reluctance to discuss a deal, given that Barca defender Thomas Vermaelen spent last season on loan at the Serie A side.

According to Sport, a loan deal was non-negotiable, with Barcelona are asking for a minimum of 25 million euros for Munir.

The article goes on to say that Roma have officially withdrawn interest and are looking at other forward targets.