Arsenal hires outgoing Barcelona director of football Raul Sanllehi as the team’s new head of football relations after resigning as a director of football at Barcelona on Monday night.
Raul Sanllehi spent 14 years with Barcelona until his decision last night , he will now stay at the emirates and will be in charge of future player negotiations while working alongside manager Arsene Wenger.
According to the chief executive, Ivan Gazidis, in his speech said
“In the past three years we have supplemented our team with more top-class expertise across every aspect of our football operations.
“Raul’s appointment is another important step in developing the infrastructure we need at the club to take everything we do to the next level. Raul has extensive contacts across the football world and has been directly involved in some of the biggest transfers in Europe in recent years. We look forward to him bringing that expertise to Arsenal.”
Raul Sanllehi helped pave the way for one of the most successful periods in Barcelona’s history with his role in helping the team lure some of the world’s most talented football players, such as Neymar and Luis Suarez.
His arrival is part of a reshuffle of Arsenal’s backroom staff, which has seen the club also announce the arrival of Sven Mislintat from Borussia Dortmund to be the team’s new head of player recruitment operations.