GdS: All corners of the world covered – how Milan’s scouting department works

By Oliver Fisher -

There are currently 13 scouts at work for Milan in every corner of the planet looking to unearth the latest talents, a report claims.

For some time now Milan have taken a youth-led approach to their recruitment, with owners Elliott Management intending to form a young, forward-looking team, but also with an international soul.

For this reason, the club has set up a truly rich scouting area, as Sunday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport reveals (via MilanLive). This is an idea already developed by Paolo Maldini and Leonardo last season, with Geoffrey Moncada – now chief scouts – arriving to collaborate.

The former Monaco man is in charge of a network of scouts extended on all continents, and the paper notes that there are 13 observers at work for Milan in every corner of the planet.

Moncada is at the head of the pyramid, with four scouts working permanently in certain areas (one in South America, three in north-eastern Europe) while the others move according to the mission.

Moncada does watch players and compile ultra-detailed reports himself, but Moncada also works remotely. The head of the scouting area uses video analysis as a means of enhancing his knowledge.

This approach has already allowed Milan to identify excellent talents in Theo Hernandez, Rafael Leao and Ismael Bennacer. Regardless of who will be the coach of the future, Milan are to continue with this method.

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