Manchester United sign Juventus scouting manager

Manchester United have further strengthened their capabilities by signing experienced scouting manager Javier Ribalta from Juventus.

Ribalta was seen as a key member of the Bianconeri's scouting setup but will now fill the position of scouting co-ordinator for Jose Mourinho's side.

A Juventus statement read, according to Goal: “Juventus Football Club announces that after five years of a profitable partnership, scouting manager Javier Ribalta is leaving the club to take on a new professional adventure.”

Ribalta has spent the last five years as part of the Old Lady's backroom staff but has decided to take on a new challenge at United.

Upon his departure, Ribalta added: “They have been beautiful years, in which I have worked very well. I thank everyone at the club and in particular Giuseppe Marotta and Fabio Paratici for the faith they have demonstrated in me from the first day. It has been a great experience and I will always remember it with great pleasure.”

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