Roma’s sporting director Monchi flew to Boston to plan future moves with the American businessman.
Monchi is an experienced trader of players but Jim Pallotta summoned the Spaniard to discuss a new way to find talents around the world. Obviously, we are talking about the new technology that the Bostonian investor and his sons are testing for sometimes.
The American and his collaborators firmly believe that a ‘Money Ball’ approach can be implemented in football as well. Money Ball is an American movie in which the protagonist, thanks to technology, managed to transform a losing team into a winner. He was able to do so using an algorithm able to identify the best players. The current software used by Roma is called Tag.bio. Pallotta invested about $ 250,000 to improve it and now he is ready to demonstrate that his new jewel can provide a great value to his team and to his sporting director.
According to ‘LaRoma24.com’, Monchi had a full-immersion with the president in order to understand the various features of this product. They also spoke about the present and future of the Lupi. Di Francesco, who is struggling in making an impact on his roster, will be confirmed only if he will be able to reach the qualification to the next Champions League. If he fails, his future will be far from Trigoria.
Probably, several players will be assessed and eventually traded out in the next summer. Reportedly, Monchi seems to be ready to trigger a technical revolution. The Spaniard is not happy with the performance and quality of Roma’s current roster.
Monchi’s American trip is almost over. In the next few hours, he will fly back to Rome to plan negotiations that must be completed in the next transfer window. There’s a lot to do to boost Roma’s performances and appeal on the market.