Arsenal edge closer to appointing Raul Sanllehi as Barcelona director of football resigns
Arsenal took a step closer to bringing in Barcelona director of football Raul Sanllehi on Monday night when he finally walked away from the Catalan club after 15 years service.
Sanllehi was due to leave Barcelona on Friday but he signed off on Monday and is now expected to move in at the Emirates as part of the rebuilding taking place around manager Arsene Wenger.
Sven Mislintat was brought in from Borussia Dortmund as the club’s new head of recruitment last week and the experienced and respected Sanllehi could now start work alongside Mislintat as early as December. Sanllehi is expected to be tasked with bringing the club's top targets to the Emirates.
The move follows Dick Law's resignation from his position as Arsenal's main transfer negotiator in September.