Di Marzio: Javier Ribalta (Juventus scouting manager) to Man Utd

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  1. Jun 23, 2017
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    devilish Juventus fan who used to support United

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    Juventus are lethal on the transfer market. Most talented young players in Italy either end up at Juventus or at Atalanta. If we can tap into that market then we'll do well.
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    Yep. When is a Spaniard actually an Italian?
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    Some players who joined Juve during his tenure:

    Pogba, Tevez, Coman, Evra, Rugani, Morata, Khedira, Mandzukic, A.Sandro, Dybala, Caldara, Pjanic, Higuian.
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018 Scout

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    Yeah i remember reading that part, Rioala threatening Juventus about Kean.

    I would wait on Bernardeschi, this is his first big season so better to wait and see if this is just a purple patch or his true level. Agree on Insigne but that's never going to happen.

    Surprised you said Berardi as squad player, he is very talented player isn't it? Somehow Juventus have also locked him with some future fee when they resolved co ownership.

    Like you said there are lot of talented players, shame we stopped taking risks on unproven players.
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    Random Task Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    There is obviously a very witty joke here somewhere, the likes of which escapes me at this point. Sorry.
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    You have to go into the Morata thread to find out.
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    Random Task Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    What sort of impact do you think this guy will have on our transfer dealings, if any?

    For me a DoF is simply a glorified scout.
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    Successful Owes the Caf £25 (With interests)

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    I don't want any tucking in with guided tours all over the place and lots of handshaking, saying hello. I want this guy to start working from day one. I'm getting AWFULLY tired of only having 1 (ONE!!!) transfer deal done so far. We're in DEEP SHIT and Woodward is on his ASS. Get this circus rolling. There are other teams out there trying to get hold of players as we speak.
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    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    I don't think anyone can afford waiting another year for Bernardeschi. Juventus, Milan and Inter are all over him. Berardi was the greatest talent in Italy until he picked a nasty injury. He's still recovering from it.

    There's plenty of young talents on cheap in Italy and the new generation seem more physical then the smurf generations of the past (Giovinco, Verratti etc). Melegoni, Bastoni, Giagliardini, Berardi, Melegoni, Bernardeschi etc are all 6ft tall.
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    As long as he brings Dybala with him he is welcome.
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    FCBarca Mes que un Rag

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    He is Spanish, just happens to speak perfect Italian as well

    It's a great signing and a big loss for Juventus
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    Such a shame that Insigne is so vertically challenged, looks brilliant.
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    Hows his English?
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018 Scout

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    Yeah he is in demand player that's for sure.

    Hopefully with the new Juve guy things will change.
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    Not a Mourinho type striker.
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    This is a good thread
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    It's a matter of opinion really, we'll have to just agree to disagree on this one.
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    Agree wholeheartedly on Bernardeschi. With the Griezmann deal dead, we should be all over him.
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    FCBarca Mes que un Rag

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    Good for a Catalan, also speaks Portuguese
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself Staff

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    According to Juve fans on Reddit, this guy pushed for the Vidal, Dybala and Sandro transfers for Juve.
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    He's uncapped in the Italian national team - do not want.
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    That's excellent got most of the top leagues sorted for language barriers when were negotiating.
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    In the early 90s, most Italian players succeeded in the EPL due to the fact that they were more talented than the EPL counterparts. It was like putting a United player in the Championship. Even if he might not have the characteristics to do well there, he would still do well due to the gap of talent between playing with United and playing in the Championship. In time that gap grew smaller until the EPL became better then the Serie A. The Italians didn't cared about that and developed talent according to what they need. Hence we've seen a steady decline of Italian players doing well in the EPL.

    In recent years and due to the financial crisis that hit the league, the Italian clubs were pressured to develop talent that have a skillset that would serve them well even outside the Serie A. We're seeing the benefits of this change now as most young players coming through are quite tall and tough.

    Juventus are the most hated team in the Serie A and in the past years they had a monopoly over the Serie A talent (ie they were the only ones who could afford paying a decent fee for local talent). Most Italian clubs hate that and would probably agree selling a player abroad for a slightly smaller fee out of spite. Hence why I am so happy we added this man in our crew. Thanks to him, we should be able to add some top quality players with the necessary skillset to do well in the EPL for cheap.
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    Jesus, Sir Paul is looking fresh-faced!
    And hes taken up Football too!
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    Ribalta 7 doesn't quite have the ring to it that AG7 did.. but beggars can't be choosers.

    Jokes aside, seems like a great appointment and a good step forward towards modernisation at the club.
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    Heard he can play on the wing, as a second striker or as an AM. Has a lot of pace and is two footed, but needs to bulk up
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    Good move. We need to revloutionalize our scouting system and that's a good step in doing so.
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    If you really want the Juve scout magician, you should go for Paratici but he seems PSG bound, once his tenure in Turin ends.
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    I think Vidal signed a year before Ribalta joined Juve. I'm sure he'll have had a hand in Dybala and Sandro, though.
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    That's true, those are some really interesting options that could freshen up our attack. Bernardeschi for instance, definitely would provide us with something we lack on the wings.
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    He shouldn't cost 60m if that's what you're asking. However, there's plenty of clubs circling around him at the moment. Juventus and AC Milan want him and they got the euros to buy him up. Inter is hoping they take us to the cleaners on Perisic so they can join the fray.
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    Any evidence at all that this guy will be a DoF versus just some kind of scout?
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    Seems to be a positive move, Ed's got the cash and this guy has the knowledge.
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    Gotta wait for us to announce the move to know the exact position but reports indicate it's quite a substantial role which would rule out him being just a scout. A DOF would be quite a big step for us though and honestly, I don't see us making it atm.
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018 Scout

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    Yeah, Juventus have complete monopoly over Serie A, hopefully that will change with new owners at Serie A clubs and also ManUtd signing Juve's scout. Apparently Schick is very talented and they signed him too. Their squad is ridiculously strong, about time we sign few of those players.