Former Man United transfer chief wanted two signings… including ex-Liverpool ace

first_img silverware SORRY REVEALED England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? latest Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT whoops Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Most read in Premier League changes Javier Ribalta, the former chief scout of Manchester United, has named the two players he wanted to bring to Old Trafford before leaving the club earlier this year.Ribalta departed United after just a year in England, having been hired by the Red Devils in 2017 for the impressive work he had done with Juventus. He left for Russia’s Zenit St Petersburg in July, and has now opened up on his time at Old Trafford. gameday cracker Emre Can spent four seasons at Liverpool before leaving at the end of his contract Can left Liverpool to join Juventus, Ribalta’s former club, while Goretzka headed to Bayern Munich after leaving their Bundesliga rivals Schalke.Ribalta’s spell at United coincided with a period of discontent in the transfer market, with Jose Mourinho, the club’s manager, often complaining about the Red Devils’ business. revealed tense Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings predicted Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Official: Javier Ribalta is our new Sporting Director!📝— FC Zenit in English (@fczenit_en) July 31, 2018Speaking to Tuttosport in Italy, Ribalta was asked which players he is annoyed not to have signed during his career, with Jose Gimenez, the Atletico Madrid defender, named as one target Juventus missed out on during his time with the Old Lady.Ribalta continued by addressing his spell with United, revealing Emre Can and Leon Goretzka are the two players he rues not bringing to Old Trafford. 1 “From my Juventus years, I’d say Gimenez from Atletico Madrid,” Ribalta is quoted as saying by Football Italia. “Let’s say that when he was still at Danubio, I came in too late.“As for my time in Manchester, I was only there for a year but I’d have liked to sign Emre Can and [Leon] Goretzka on free transfers.”Both Germany internationals, midfielders Can and Goretzka completed free transfers over the summer. Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? last_img

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