06 March 2012

Monchi: "I see Keita at Barca next season"

"Keita is shy and introverted, so I was surprised when Barça came to sign him," he told Ona FM Sevilla sporting director. "It is constant in the effort and work and that always has its reward," says former goalkeeper Andalusia.


Monchi, Sevilla sporting director and head of the signing of Seydou Keita by the Andalusian club in the 2007-08 season, he was convinced that Barça midfielder will continue next season in the Nou Camp despite the multitude of offers from clubs important as Milan, Liverpool and Bayern Munich, among others. Speaking to the program 'Fora de Joc' ONA FM, ex goalkeeper sevillista has been very clear: "I do see Keita at Barca next season. Can continue to make interesting things to this team. Pep is happy."

Like Guardiola, current football coach of Mali, Monchi has sent compliments for his professionalism and personality. "It is constant in the effort and work and that always has its reward. So he had no doubt he would succeed in Barça," said the brain of the signings of Seville entity, who made a business more to Keita Lens sign him for four million and transferred the following year to Barca, who paid the 14 'kilos' of the clause. Monchi recalled how he reacted the African to receive the offer Barca: "Keita is shy and introverted, so I was surprised when Barça came to sign him but I was not surprised that the club out by Keita. It took a player with the most force to have a plan B in some games. " (via MD)