first_img 9 9 3. Geoffrey Kondogbia – Signed from Lens in 2012 for just £3m before Monaco stumped up £15m just 12 months later. Kondogbia joined Inter Milan last summer for a fee rumoured to be around £28m. 2. Julio Baptista – Monchi signed Baptista from Brazilian side Sao Paulo for £2.63m in 2003 before being sold to Real Madrid for £15m two years later. 9 7. Carlos Bacca – Monchi made £17.25m on Bacca after signing him from Club Brugge for £5.25m in 2013 and selling him for £22.5m to AC Milan two years later. Reports broke on Tuesday that Manchester United were trying to bring Sevilla sporting director Monchi to Old Trafford to oversee all transfer-related activity.Since the departure of former chief executive David Gill in 2013, United’s transfer business has consisted of erratic overspending with very little return.SEE THE PREMIER LEAGUE’S BIGGEST NET SPENDING CLUBS OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS – HEREEd Woodward has been openly mocked for his transfer acumen and in turning to Monchi, whose real name is Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo, he would be putting his faith in the perfect man.Since joining the Spanish club in 2000, Monchi has spent a total of £36.4m for a return of £172.3m – a profit of £136m.And that’s excluding the sales of players who came through the youth ranks such as Sergio Ramos, Jesus Navas, Jose Antonio Reyes and Alberto Moreno.Sevilla are believed to have blocked Monchi’s desire to leave the club but this one could rumble on for a while yet.Need proof of Monchi’s transfer credentials? Click the arrow above, right, to see his best profitable bargains. 9 9 9 5. Ivan Rakitic – The Croatian was signed from German side Schalke for a measly £1.88m back in 2010 before Barcelona came in and signed Rakitic for £13.5m in 2014. 6. Seydou Keita – Keita was signed by Monchi at the start of the 2007/08 season for only £3m before being sold to Barcelona at the end of the season for over treble that amount (£10.5m). 1. Dani Alves – click the arrow, right, to see more of Monchi’s best bits of transfer business – Signed from Bahia for a fee of £413,000, Alves was then sold to Barcelona for a massive £26.63m. 8. Aleix Vidal – Sevilla made a similarly quick return on Vidal when Barcelona signed him for £12.75m despite Monchi signing him for £2.25m only 12 months earlier. 9 9. Federico Fazio – Tottenham bought Fazio for £7.5m from Sevilla after Monchi recruited him eight years earlier for £600,000. 9 9 4. Gary Medel – Signed from Chilean side Universidad Catolica in 2011 for £2.25m before being sold to Cardiff City two years later for £9.75m. last_img

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