Juventus lose scouting chief Javier Ribalta to Manchester United

Javier Ribalta is expected to join Manchester United after leaving Juventus. (Photo Credit: Juventus.com

The scouting manager of Juventus, Javier Ribalta, has departed the club after five seasons in Turin, the Italian champions have announced.

In a statement released on their official website, Juventus confirmed Ribalta’s departure from the club.

“Juventus Football Club would like to announce that, after five years of collaboration, Scouting Manager Javier Ribalta will be departing the club to take on a new professional adventure elsewhere, “the statement read.

“Juventus wishes Javier all the very best for his next step in the game wherever it may take him,” it concluded.

Commenting on his departure from the 2017 Champions League finalists, Ribalta said: “It has been a wonderful few years here [at Juventus].”

“My thanks go to all involved with the club, particularly Giuseppe Marotta and Fabio Paratici for the faith they have shown in me since day one. I will look back on my time at Juventus with great pleasure,” Ribalta concluded.

The 36-year-old is expected to join English side, Manchester United, where he is expected to play an important role as regards players’ recruitment, alongside Jose Mourinho and Executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, according to reliable Italian journalist, Gianluca Di Marzio.

Ribalta is credited with playing a major role in bringing players like Paul Pogba, Paulo Dybala, Alvaro Morata, Dani Alves and Alex Sandro to Juventus.


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