Agent slaps absolutely ridiculous valuation on Milan's teenage goalkeeper 6 years ago

Agent slaps absolutely ridiculous valuation on Milan's teenage goalkeeper

It's unlikely that any of us had even heard of Gianluigi Donnarumma six months ago, but now the youngster is apparently worth £119m.

That's not a typo. The 16-year-old goalkeeper, whose professional career is less than 10 games old, has had a huge price tag slapped on him by agent Mino Raiola.

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Donnarumma has risen to first choice at AC Milan and drawn comparisons with Gianlugi Buffon, but is still just a teenager.

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The comments come amid rumours of interest from the Premier League, but Raiola - who also represents players including Mario Balotelli and Paul Pogba - is deadly serious with his valuation.

"I liken him to a [painting by Italian artist] Modigliani. Worth €170 million (£119.8m)," Raiola told Premium Sport.

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"He has a great future, he is an amazing guy...and can become a great champion."

Still, that's a lot of money to pay for potential alone.