Monchi: “We followed Di Francesco at Sassuolo.”

Roma sporting director Monchi to SportMediaset before Atletico-Roma:

You followed Di Francesco’s work even while you were at Sevilla.
Yes, we started at Sassuolo two years ago, when he made a good run in the league and went to the Europa League. My job is to look at everything I think is interesting.

Unimaginable that Messi could leave Barca.
I’ve seen everything that both the Barcelona president and Rakitić said, which is everything is fine. For the good of Spanish football, I hope he continues at Barcelona.

The Editor of, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including,, and ESPN.