Unai Emery and Arsenal are keen on signing highly-rated Juventus striker Moise Kean, according to a report from the Daily Mail.
The 19-year-old burst onto the scene last season with the Turin giants and made quite the impression, knocking in nine goals in all competitions to further enhance what was already a glowing reputation within the game over in Serie A.
And it now looks like that form has attracted the interest of the Gunners, who are keen on adding some more firepower to their team ahead of an assault on the Champions League places next season under Emery.
Arsenal though will not have things entirely their own way, with Juventus reportedly insisting on the Gunners inserting a £36m buy-back clause into any deal which would, of course, allow the Old Lady to make their move and re-sign Kean if he did indeed fulfil his massive potential.
Kean has previously impressed in a loan spell with Verona where he scored four goals in 12 games, and he has since made the transition into the Juventus first team with considerable ease.
While both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette impressed last season, the departure of Danny Welbeck does mean the Gunners are without seasoned back-up to their forwards. Granted, Kean is still young himself but, given his standing as an international footballer with the Azzurri, he has to be considered more experienced than the likes of Eddie Nketiah.
Working alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Kean has shown immense development over the last 12 months, something highlighted by ESPN‘s James Horncastle, while Kean himself has spoken about learning from the Portugal captain.
“You can only learn next to him [Ronaldo]. It’s impossible not to learn from a champ like that. Every day I watch and learn,” Kean told RAI (via ESPN).
The 19-year-old hit the headlines earlier in the year when he was caught up in a racism scandal in Serie A in which teammate Leonardo Bonucci inexplicably accused Kean of being partly responsible for some of the abuse he received, before later retracting his comments.
Arsenal fans, what do you make of Kean? Would this be a good signing? Let us know!
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