Monchi, the sporting director of Sevilla, responded to remarks made by Barcelona board member Javier Bordas that the Spanish manager was close to joining Barça in 2017.
Recognizing young football talents, Monchi established himself as one of the top sporting directors in the world of football.
He told Mundo Deportivo: "Whether I was close or not, I don't know, He talks about 2017, and I was in Seville or Rome. I'd have to look at how many kilometres away I was to know how close I was.
Right now, I am happy at Sevilla, happy to have returned,"
Monchi is known as the main factor in Sevilla's success in Europe. Except for a brief stint in Rome, Monchi has spent the rest of his career in Sevilla.
Monchi then said about Jesus Navas, who was injured: "In Jesus' case, we're moving with the times, He's progressing well, as is[Marcos] Acuna
, and we're going to see how this week's work goes before specifying when his comeback will be."