There is Premier League interest in Juventus‘ teenage hotshot Moises Kean Bioty, with Arsenal continuing to observe the in form striker.
Scouts from the London club were present at Vinovo on Sunday to take in the Bianconeri’s Allevi outfit’s 6-0 victory, with the 16-year-old catching the eye by getting on the score sheet twice.
The striker has long been compared to mercurial AC Milan forward Mario Balotelli and has previously been linked with some of Europe’s biggest clubs, including Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea.
Juventus are aware of the interest around the continent in their young talent and are set to move this week to tie him down to his first professional contract in order to keep him in Turin.
The teenager was born in Vercelli in 2000 to parents from Ivory Coast and, as with many of Italy’s brightest young talents, is under the wing of super agent Mino Raiola.
Raiola is set to secure him a three-year contract, which will be renewed from year to year, with an option on the table for a five-year deal upon reaching adulthood.
In recent seasons, Kean had came to prominence with Claudio Gabetta’s Giovanissimi Nazionali side, where he averaged more than a goal per game.
With the Allevi, he has managed 17 goals so far this season and has even convinced Fabio Grosso to call him up to his Primavera squad, where he made his debut in the UEFA Youth League against Sevilla and scored his first goal in a Coppa Italia win over Fiorentina last month.
He also netted for Italy’s Under-17 side against Spain and is highly thought of within both his club and country’s ranks, making it very difficult for Arsenal, or any suitor, to prise him away from Piedmont.
Adapted from an article in La Gazzetta dello Sport by Carlo Morizio