Mowbray: I will find next star; ALBION NEWS.
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ALBION boss Tony Mowbray Tony Mowbray, (born November 22 1963), is a former professional football player and the manager of West Bromwich Albion. Playing career
Mowbray played for Middlesbrough, Celtic, and finally Ipswich Town as a tough centre half. admits he will be trying to outscout the likes of Manchester United when it comes to finding the Premier League's next superstar.
But while he will be hoping to sign another undiscovered gem like Gianni Zuiverloon Gianni Zuiverloon (born December 30, 1986 in Rotterdam) is a Dutch football defender, who signed a 3-year contract in June 2006 to his current club SC Heerenveen. Career overview , he also insists he will not waste money just for the sake of bringing players in during the January transfer window.
Mowbray's aim is to sign the stars of the future as he builds his Albion 'jigsaw' - but accepts that some of his targets are already too expensive.
And he says Premier League survival will help him buy even better players next summer.
"We have to find them before they become pounds 30million players," said Mowbray.
"The secret is investing heavily in our scouting department to try and find the next superstar centre-forward that Manchester United might want to pay pounds 30million for one day because he's banging in goals every week at West Brom and they all want him.
"You have to try and out-scout United - they signed Ronaldo for pounds 12million.
But the top teams are now buying players at 17, 18, 19 and they will pay millions of pounds for potential.
"I know already what my team needs for the next transfer window. I know the players I want but they're 12million Euros each. Are we buying them? Probably not.
"But I want to buy players so the team keeps growing and growing, then everyone would be eulogising about them. If we can't find the right players, I won't waste money, I will keep going until we do.
"Hopefully we will stay in the division and maybe in the summer there'll be a few more quid to maybe push the boat out a bit further.
"The other night I watched Manchester United reserves against Manchester City reserves. And there were a lot of foreign players out there, but they've watched them and gone out and bought them."
Mowbray remains proud of the fact he snapped up players like Zuiverloon, Jonas Olsson For the footballer born in 1983, see .
Jonas Olsson (born 14 January 1970) is a Swedish football manager and former player. He currently manages IFK Göteborg together with Stefan Rehn. , Borja Valero and Ryan Donk Ryan Donk (born 1986-03-30 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for AZ Alkmaar. His former team is RKC Waalwijk. His playing style is often compared to Jaap Stam's style and it is said Donk can possibly become better than Stam ever was. when they were ignored by other Premier League clubs.
Now he wants to add to that pool of talent with more surprises.
"We work hard - but Zuiverloon was there for everyone else to look at," said Mowbray.
"He played against England Under-21s in a massive tournament and scored a penalty against them in the shoot-out. He wasn't from the Outback.
Sometimes you have to back your judgment.
"We have debates within our staff about whether players we are looking at can play at this level and someone somewhere down the line has to make a decision. If he can't do one thing, we may sign him because he can do another. There are things Gianni needs to improve on along with all our players, otherwise they'd be at Manchester United."
TALENT SCOUT talent scout
An agent who goes in search of talented people for acting, sports, or business.
Noun ... Tony Mowbray plans to out-scout Manchester United.