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Sensibile exclusive: Arsenal defender Mustafi among my best signings

These days Pasquale Sensibile works in the team of Italian agent Federico Pastorello, but in his 'previous working life' he was one of the best sporting directors of Serie A, a recognition he was given in his time with Palermo.

He was a stand out in different clubs, but the greatest experiences were certainly those in Palermo, Sampdoria and especially in AS Roma, where he worked first with Walter Sabatini and then with Monchi, who called him back to Trigoria for his great knowledge of Italian and international football.

In Genoa, however, when he was working for Sampdoria, he made one of the greatest deals of his career. We are talking about Shkodran Mustafi, today of Arsenal.

The German defender was one of the biggest hits for Sensibile, but the former director of Sampdoria, with modesty, wants to specify, in an exclusive to our microphones: "Mustafi to Sampdoria is not just a great transfer of mine, I'd rather consider it as a great deal of the entire Sampdoria management in the period in which, together with my team, I was the sporting director of the club".

On Mustafi's difficulties with the Arsenal jersey, he says: "Probably he just doesn't get on well with the Premier League, without saying anything more."

It was a great scouting operation from Sensibile. He managed to take a player of the level of Mustafi from Everton in the Premier League, moreover for free and being capable of competing in Serie B.

However, the times of the Sampdoria that Sensibile knew are long gone, in this exclusive for Tribalfootball.com, the former manager of Palermo explains the reasons why he prefers not to comment on the current club situation (the president is now Massimo Ferrero).

Sensible said: "Usually, I only comment on situations that I directly know. So, not knowing the situation of Ferrero's Sampdoria, I can only say, as an insider, that especially in the early years everything has been done very well in terms of sporting results and in terms of market and infrastructure improvements."

At present, Sampdoria is having a difficult time, they're last in the standings in Serie A and there has just been a change of coach, with the sacking of former AS Roma's boss Eusebio Di Francesco in favour of Claudio Ranieri, the legend of Leicester City.

Adds Sensibile, "I can't comment on the latest events, those related to the possible future of the Club, because I don't know the situation from the inside.".


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