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Monchi is closing in on his second signing as Roma’s director of football

The man with the golden touch in the transfer window is set to close his second deal at Roma

If there’s one man you’d back to get it right in the transfer window this summer it’s Monchi.

The new Roma director of football was responsible for bringing Dani Alves, Ivan Rakitic and Seydou Keita, among others, to Sevilla during his time at the club.

Now he’s closing in on his second signing at Roma. So who is he?

The man with the magic touch

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The man with the magic touch

Dutch defender Rick Karsdorp is only a medical away from moving to Serie A, with Roma and Feyenoord having agreed a fee for his services, according to Voetbal International.

The 22-year-old right-back has spent his entire senior career at Feyenoord after graduating through their youth academy.

He made his debut against Besiktas in the Europa League back in August 2014 and has gone from strength to strength since.

Has Monchi unearthed the Dutch Dani Alves?

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Has Monchi unearthed the Dutch Dani Alves?

Karsdorp has played twice for the Dutch national team and was in the squad to face England back in March 2016, although he never got off the bench.

Roma will reportedly pay €17million to take Karsdorp from Feyenoord, which seems like a steal in the current market.

Karsdorp will be the second defender to join Monchi’s Roma revolution.

Sitting at the top table

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Sitting at the top table

Mexican defender Hector Moreno, who Man United fans will remember for being involved in the tackle that broke Luke Shaw’s leg, arrived at Roma from PSV.

Monchi is reportedly also looking towards the Premier League to sign Stoke winger Xherdan Shaqiri.

So have Juventus finally got some competition in Serie A?