Monchi admits he is “a bit scared” by Paris Saint-Germain’s €222m swoop for Neymar and confirms Roma “have no interest” in Emre Mor.
PSG smashed the world-transfer record by over €100m to bring in Neymar from Barcelona – the full details of which can be found on our sister site, Football-Espana.net.
“Neymar? It makes me feel a bit scared and uncomfortable,” said the sporting director at Cengiz Under’s official unveiling.
“I don’t know where we’re going and I don’t want to think we’re building an artificial bubble that will explode in the future, like the property bubble, which has done so much damage to the global economy.
“You know my history, I’m not someone that buys very expensive players.
“I respect what PSG have done, but whether it’s legal or not, the institutions will tell us.
“Personally, this millionaire show makes me uncomfortable and scares me, especially now, when the non-footballing economy tells us that many people are suffering in their everyday lives. When we should be a mirror, sometimes we’re not.”
Monchi then denied reports that Roma were trying to sign Mor, amidst fresh speculation that Cengiz’s countryman is now heading for Inter.
“Mor? Roma have no interest in him. We have Cengiz and we’re so happy with him,” concluded the 48-year-old.