It has been reported by The Liverpool Echo that Everton want to bring in Monchi in the summer transfer window.
French giants Paris Saint-Germain are also reported to be keen on securing the services of the Spaniard.
According to The Liverpool Echo, Everton have made Monchi their number one target and are ready to pay the £3.8 million release clause in his contract at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium.
Monchi has been a key figure in the success of Sevilla over the past 10 years, his ability to sign relatively unknown but talented players and sell them at a much higher price key to the Spanish club’s financial stability.
There is no doubt that Monchi would be a good recruitment on paper for Everton, who are hugely ambitious and have new investment coming in.
However, Monchi’s recent remarks about taking rest and taking a break from football are something that the Merseyside outfit should consider.
“I needed to rest. That is all. I wasn’t aggressive because I had offers, but because I know Monchi better than anyone. If it’s not immediately resolved then I don’t get what I wanted, which is rest.
“I wish they had appreciated my need but they have done what they had to do. When I asked to leave it is the first time in 28 years I have put Monchi ahead of Sevilla. I won’t pay the clause, no. I couldn’t leave by the back door.”
It is clear that Monchi wants a rest, and perhaps Everton should drop their (reported) pursuit of him. The Spaniard is clearly tired, and he may not be able to function to the best of his ability.
The Merseyside outfit are entering a new era, and they need everyone at the club to be at their very best, and Monchi’s current situation could be a liability.
Monchi may not be fully focused as he needs a break, and it could be detrimental to Everton’s long-term success if he is unable to sign the right type of players in the summer transfer window.