Agent values teenage Chelsea and Man United target at incredible €170m

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According to reports from Mediaset Premium via Goal, agent Mino Raiola has valued Chelsea and Manchester United target Gianluigi Donnarumma at an incredible €170million. 

The AC Milan goalkeeper is just 16 years of age but has already been dubbed ‘the future of Italian football‘ by manager Sinisa Mihajlovic and earned comparisons with 2006 World Cup winner Gianluigi Buffon.

ESPN have described Bonnarumma as “a tall, agile goalkeeper whose physique and composure belie his tender years. He appears unfazed by the publicity surrounding him and continues to go about his work in a focused, mature manner. He is a natural leader who already has the necessary confidence to organise a defence featuring players twice his age.”

He became the youngest goalkeeper to start a match in Serie A history last month, quickly leading to links with Chelsea and Manchester United – who have already scouted the San Siro starlet according to The Daily Star.

But the chances of a move to the Premier League anytime soon are rather slim. Football Italia revealed last week that Rossoneri are in the process of extending the teenager’s contract until 2019, whilst agent Mino Raiola has told Mediaset Premium that his client is worth a world-record €170million.

Raiola is perhaps best famed for representing the likes of Everton’s Romelu Lukaku, PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, and has a knack for causing mild media storms. Last month he claimed Everton have an agreement in place to sell Lukaku if they receive a ‘good offer’, which manager Roberto Martinez later denied.

He told Italian outlet Mediaset Premium in regards to Donnarumma; “I’d compare him to a [piece by Italian artist Amadeo] Modigliani. He’s worth 170 million. He has a great future. He’s an extraordinary kid and everyone loves him. He’s already a little champion but he can become a great one.”

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