Lor what is clear is that Peter Lim has decided to get fully involved in this season’s project and do as he himself believes and what he is told (whom he really trusts). He is undoing everything that bothers him. Already you have a coach to your likinghas ‘guides’ who, according to him, can better help him in the entry and exit market but he also wants to recover the figure of a sports director. but not just anyone. someone related
Numerous names have appeared. Spaniards, foreigners, more related and acquaintances of the club and others far away… but there is one that the owner keeps in the bedroom and that fulfills the entire profile while waiting for more movements. Everything will depend on how the sports director market is positioned, which is also there… And one that is very present is Leonardo de Araujo.
Has been sporting director of clubs such as Milan and PSGthe latter has just terminated its link since the entity has decided to dispense with its services.
Leonardo has not finished, let it be said, well at PSG because the French club’s sports demands have not fulfilled the aspirations of a megaproject and the victim of the Brazilian, among others, has been claimed.
To all this, it seems extremely It is complex for Leonardo to be able to hold a senior sports management position in Italy. Their departure from milan in which there was a winner, Paolo MaldiniIt did a lot of damage to his image. And he doesn’t have many more exits. Leonardo’s problem is that his figure is very worn out in his Italian stage as an executive.
The tough fight with Maldini, a symbol of Milan, took him ahead but he was still able to make a big jump. Good contacts led him to a giant. PSG. And his projects have never materialized where appropriate. In Europe, more specifically in the Champions League. After his departure from France and how it happened in Italy, he has the doors closed on both sites. and the ‘Valencia option’ is a possibility that is already on the table due to the numerous links that exist.
Why does he meet the profile demanded by Peter Lim?
- The link the forged relationship (it all started with the signing of Guedes in 2017) these years between ‘Lim/Valencia – Al Khelaifi/PSG’ thanks to the Mendes connection causes Leonardo’s name to be on the table.
- to all of it he is a former Valencia player, milit in the black and white entity from 1991 to 1994. It cost about a million euros and was sold at Kashima for 2.4 kilos. But leave a mark. He arrived when he was just 22 years old. This factor can be one of the winning percentage.
- Another point in his favor is that he knows the club even though he left 30 years ago but knows about the idiosyncrasy of the entity. And above all that it is not ‘associated’ with any current link that surrounds Valencia and Valencianism. His neutrality. Not being ‘married’ to anyone… or ‘manipulated’, coming new.
- But there is more. Gattuso knows him well. Both shared dressing room in San Siro. Two seasons. From 1999 to 2001. They played for the Milanista club until Leonardo left. But both know each other well.
The strange situation Mendes-Planes
Everything indicated that Ramn Plans was the entity’s number one target. Ramón Planes and the mendes world they just don’t agree. Despite all his roads were getting closer but the demands of Plans they do not agree with those of the owner and he has been leaving him aside… and the arrival of Gattuso opens the option of the Brazilian who is a former Valencia player.