Arsenal are reportedly keeping an eye on Juventus wonder-kid Moise Kean as Bianconeris seek early agreement to ward off suitors
There does not seem to be a dearth of striking talent at Juventus, irrespective of which rank of seniority it is. While their senior squad consists of world-class talents like Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain, Mario Mandzukic and Marko Pjaca, it is a young starlet from the club’s Primavera team coached by Fabio Grosso.
Moise Kean, a name relatively unknown to majority of the footballing fraternity is starting to grab headlines with his performances for the Old Lady. After the 16-year-old netted 24 goals in 25 games last season for Juventus’ U17 team, he has been promoted to the U19 team and seems to just not stop scoring.
Kean can play as an out-and-out striker as well as on the left wing and finds his pace, aerial presence and finishing prowess as his strengths. The youngster is highly rated by the Juventus coaches and the Bianconeris are rumoured to be in the process of signing a professional contract with the player.
Italian publication calciomercato, though, have revealed that the contract talks have hit a hurdle with his agent wanting an assurance of first-team involvement in the near future with an aim to protect his client and aid his progress.
Watch the player’s goal for Juventus U20 last weekend :
16-year-old Moise Kean with another goal for Juventus U20. He is 2-3 years younger than most of his teammates! pic.twitter.com/z3L1ZrhzxP
— FootballTalentScout (@FTalentScout) September 17, 2016
That the player is managed by Mino Raiola, the man who brokered the deal to bring Paul Pogba back to Manchester United, has only elevated the concerns for Juventus as they do not want to see another one of Raiola’s young talented clients being prized away from the Serie A champions.
Juventus want to pay no commission to extend the player’s contract, which could trouble Raiola, but the agent is reportedly more concerned about Kean’s development and wants Juventus to either assure first-team involvement in the near future or that the player be allowed to leave on loan, at the very least, to hone his skills in the first-team squad of another top club.
And it would not be too hard to find another club for a player of Kean’s talent, with the 16-year-old already attracting interest from Premier League outfit Arsenal with Arsene Wenger aiming to add Kean to the club’s present group of immensely talented youngsters.
Calciomercato have also reported that it is the very interest of clubs like Arsenal that have forced Juventus to call an early meeting with Raiola and Kean in an attempt to agree a deal for the player. However, Old Lady must be wary of coming on too strong and must be less demanding, else the defending Serie A champions could well see another talent moving to the Premier League.