Paul Pogba's agent has tipped Juventus youngster Moise Kean for global super stardom as the 16-year-old prepares to sign his first professional contract. The Italian has been linked with moves to Arsenal and Manchester City however is expected to agree terms with the Serie A champions.
Kean, who can play in both attack and on the left wing, scored 25 goals in 30 appearances for the Juve youth team last term and is likely be the latest academy product to break into the first team.
The teenager has wasted little time impressing this term exclusively in a central role, netted five goals in as many matches, including in the Uefa Youth League.
Talksport understand both Arsenal and City are keeping track of Kean's progress ahead of a move for the 16-year-old, before he pens his first professional deal at the Juventus Stadium.
But agent Mino Raiola, who brokered the deal which saw Paul Pogba move to Manchester United for a world record £89m, believes his client will have a successful career with the club.
"Kean is the name to watch in 2017, and I'm not just saying that because I'm his agent," told Courier dello Sport, according to Goal.com. "He is only 16 years old, but his determination is just scary. He can become a big star at Juventus.
"Juve have done so much and are light years ahead of the rest. They are a unique phenomenon in Italy – it's a nation of naysayers. "This is the best-organised club and it's no coincidence that for five years they've dominated Serie A. At Juve they all know what they have to do and they do it well."
Though Arsenal and City have both been linked with a move for Kean, Corriere Dello Sport claims that an agreement over a contract is imminent following talks with Juve CEO, Beppe Marotta. It remains to be seen whether he can impress sufficiently to progress into the senior side this term, with manager Massimiliano Allegri undoubtedly aware of his progress.
The Italy Under-17 international is unlikely to be the last player fought over by Arsenal and City, with Hector Bellerin set to be targeted by Pep Guardiola.
The Times understand City will back Guardiola's overhaul of his full-backs with Bellerin among the chief targets in a deal which could be worth £40m.