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

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  1. Jun 23, 2017

    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    frank lee madeer.. New Member

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    Well spotted, I don't normally reply to people with zero credentials, but I made an exception for you, be grateful.
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    SwansonsTache incontinent sexual deviant & German sausage lover

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    Considering the best talent almost always are from other countries than England it won't hurt to have a few of those pesky foreigners with some knowledge of the respective talent pools.
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    Ian Reus Ended 14 years of Grand National sweepstakes

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    Fantastic.
    Could turn out to be our most important signing ever.
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    PoTMS Full Member

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    Wasn't the head scout Fergie's brother?
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    liamp Full Member

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    Was it Jim Lawlor?
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Behave yourself, man.
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    Jazz Full Member

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    I really hope he's coming to us. Would be excellent to have someone overseeing the scouting and recruiting of players.
    Would be one of our most important 'signings' this summer.
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    EyeInTheSky Full Member

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    Could this be one of the most instrumental signings for us in recent times?
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    Ali Dia Full Member

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    Would be good to start signing players who hit a profile. Who could go on to be amongst the very best in the world rather than getting sucked into every Barca//Real//PSG player saga who's just fishing for a new deal. This guy has a lot of success. Nothing too out of the ordinary either. They are signings a lot of people on here would have made too. The likes of dybala pogba and Vidal. I like this signing big time.
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    JPRouve can't stop thinking about balls - NOT deflategate Scout

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    One week to clone Dybala? That's a tight schedule.
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    EyeInTheSky Full Member

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    That's to make sure he gets him
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    K2K Full Member

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    Fantastic formation.

    Disappointed that Jose has stuck to his boring football instead of trying this out.
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    Drz Full Member

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    A Spanish scout, with knowledge of the Italian league. Let's see what he's learned, because the potential is there. Particularly interested if he had a hand in Juve scouting and signing a talent like Dybala. Wonder what's his history, guessing it will come up if the move materializes.
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    Maradona10 Duncan Castles

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    No belotti? SHAME ON YOU!
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    ilovethisgameahahah New Member

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    His speciality is South American and more specifically Brazillian players according to a Juve fan on reddit. He also said he was the most instrumental figure in scouting and negotiating for Dybala, Sandro and Vidal.
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    Infra-red Full Member

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    I have seen this mentioned a few times. Someone should explain to this Juventus 'expert' on Reddit that Vidal signed for Juve in July 2011... Ribalta did not join the club until May 2012.
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    MaxiPaxi Dagestani MMA Boiled Egg Expert

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    From the Juventuz forums. Is this true? :nervous:
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    Infra-red Full Member

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    His CV:
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    MaxiPaxi Dagestani MMA Boiled Egg Expert

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    Did he work before Torino?
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    Great News.

    People sometimes forget just how important the staff can be at a club. City has have been snapping up world class staff for a few years now and the fact top players are now going there out of choice rather than crazy money, is a statement to that.

    We are going in the right direction. More of this please senior Jose!
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    Infra-red Full Member

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    Yes, but I think he was an opposition scout, in Spain and then England. When Mauro Pederzoli, (who worked as a scout at Liverpool from 2007-08) was offered the job of Torino's Sporting Director in 2008, he took Ribalta to Italy to work under him as a scout. Pederzoli again took Ribalta with him when he moved to Milan and then again to Novara. At least that's what I have been able to garner from reading a couple of pieces on him in the Italian press (via google translate).
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    jb8521 Full Member

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    Lawlor and Marcel Bout are joint heads of scouting at the moment
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    Sultan السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته Staff

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    Wasn't Ribalta at Liverpool under Benitez? There were some shocking transfers during that time.
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    Varun Moderator Staff

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    Dybala and Sandro were obvious transfers, I remember the Caf going crazy when news of Dybala wanting to move broke out but it soon became clear he wanted to stay in Italy. Sandro again was one of the hottest LB talents at Porto.
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    Donut Full Member

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    I feel like we appoint one of these guys every few months. Nothing ever happens and this is probably just another false rumor.
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    Phil Full Member

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    It's Juventuz. Full of bitter 5 year olds, I doubt it.
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    Crashoutcassius Full Member

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    Wait this guy can't be a vrey good scout if he signed morata for Juve? Morata isn't a clinical striker?
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    Mallrat83 New Member

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    I'd hardly say Woodward is on his ass. In my opinion he's been doing a good job, sure it's not perfect but he didn't work in football before united so it's a learning on the job experience for him, but he has a good business brain.
    The fact we've only signed one player isn't a concern. Signing a player isn't as straight forward as going to a club and saying we want him, and handing over a bag full of cash. United will be in negotiations will different clubs and agents signing the players Jose has identified as the ones he wants. You have to remember that a number of players will still be on holiday so won't be freely available to sign contracts right now. The signings will come, just be patient.
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    ilovethisgameahahah New Member

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    "A huge loss for #Juventus" @MinaRzouki on the news that the Old Lady's chief scout, Javier Ribalta, has joined #MUFC

    Sounds like a great acquisition.
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    top1whoisman Meet the press(conference)

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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    I think this guy will sign The Next Messi
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    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    He will, no doubt about it.
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    ilovethisgameahahah New Member

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    Aparently this guy was promised more resources and privileges at United, which he already had a lot of at Juve. I think he'll be Mourinho's right hand man in the transfer marker... Chief list writer and negotiator if you like. Mourinho looks uninterested and bored when asked about transfers nowadays and gives the impression he doesn't want to do too much in terms of recruitment.
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    ayushreddevil9 Full Member

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    Is this guy officially on board?
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    Akshay Moderator Staff

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    I highly doubt Mourinho's behavior with the press has anything to do with his level of involvement behind the scenes.
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    ilovethisgameahahah New Member

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    There were stories that our scouts were left a bit bewildered last season after Mourinho didn't speak to them, even once. Hiring a man like Ribalta suggests a move towards a more DOF based system but with Mourinho still having the last say. If i had to guess how it will work i think Mourinho will tell Ribalta a profile of player he wants and Ribalta and his scouts will do the rest.

    Looks to be a move in the right direction regardless of how it will work. Having a manager do it all on the pitch and in the market is a thing that is best left in the past.
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    jymufc20 Full Member

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    But will he help us create the new Scholes ?
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    Kostur Full Member

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    That's interesting, got any article on that?
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    Akshay Moderator Staff

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    There were also stories that Mourinho didn't trust the scout suggestions much and went with information from his own network plus research he did while unemployed. If anything, that sounds to me like someone who wants a lot of input in the transfer process not to wash his hands of it.

    I highly doubt Mourinho will change from giving an extensive list of options one season to just the player profile the next. What we do need is someone who can offer a different point of view to the manager because Woodward himself can't provide one. Hopefully Ribalta gives us that.