Agent compares quality Man United target to Zlatan Ibrahimovic

ODERZO, ITALY - OCTOBER 20: Pietro Pellegri of Italy U16 celebrates after scoring his opening goal during the international friendly match between Italy U16 and Turkey U16 at Stadio Opitergium on October 20, 2015 in Oderzo, Italy. (Photo by Dino Panato/Getty Images)

Manchester United target, Pietro Pellegri, has been likened to Red Devils superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic by the player’s agent Giusseppe Riso.

Pietro Pellegri has been attracting the attention of some of the biggest clubs in Europe due to his exploits since breaking into the Genoa first team and although he only recently turned 16, the teenage sensation has already become one of the priority targets for the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea.

One of the many admirers of Pellegri’s is his representative Giuseppe Riso and the agent has now gone on to compare the 16-year-old to Manchester United superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic, stating that he has the strength and technique akin to the Swedish legend.

Speaking to Foot Mercato, Riso stated, “We are talking about a very powerful striker. Let’s just say he has the characteristics of a young Zlatan Ibrahimovic. He’s not just a revelation in Italy, but one of the best young European players.

“Don’t forget, at the age of 16, he bagged a brace against Lazio. It’s not surprising he has been linked with PSG, as many big European clubs are tracking him.”

Pellegri has shown amazing temperament for a very young man since making his debut for Genoa at the age of just 15 and the towering striker could well go on to become as good as Ibrahimovic if he is able to fulfill his tremendous potential.

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