A startling tally of 24 goals in 25 games for one of Juventus’ underage sides last season is more than enough to make Arsenal, amongst other football clubs, sit up and take notice of rising Italian starlet Moise Kean.
The 16-year-old striker is due to play with the Serie A club’s U19 side this coming term, having played a hugely significant role for their U17s team last term.
However, still without a signed professional contract and with his agent, the well known Mino Raiola, reportedly holding out for an additional commission fee, all is not yet certain for the youngster’s future.
All of which will be of considerable interest to Arsène Wenger, a keen admirer of the teenager.
A report on Italian website Calciomercato claimed on Wednesday that the Gunners sent their scouts to watch the player recently and described the situation as “delicate” and “still open” even though Juventus are said to be “confident” of resolving it in their favour.
Raiola is pushing for “financial” and “technical” guarantees as part of any agreement between the club and his client, and having recently admitted to the Daily Mail that he spent the best part of “two years” working on Paul Pogba’s recent return to Manchester United, the Italian outfit will be keen to avoid losing the services of another talented youngster from the agent’s stable.
Kean, meanwhile, can play as a straight out and out striker or on the left wing and considers his pace, aerial ability and shooting accuracy as his own best strengths. All abilities that would be very welcome at the Emirates!