Over the past few weeks, we’ve regularly covered Pietro Pellegri’s situation and the hype surrounding him, with many Premier League clubs being linked rather regularly.
While Manchester United were the original club said to be after him, Arsenal’s name has popped up far more regularly in recent times, with the Gunners even travelling to watch him towards the end of September.
Scoring his first two goals for Genoa, the 16-year-old is understandably seen as one of the bigger talents in Italy, and, for that reason, the Serie A side aren’t prepared to let him go that easily.
A week or so ago, we relayed an article stating the youngster could have cost Arsène Wenger’s side around €30m, as Inter were interested in signing him for that much, but his value has since increased even more.
According to Corriere dello Sport, if the Gunners wanted to sign him now, they would have too start negotiations at around €45m, Genoa’s current valuation.
We can only assume said amount is before a bunch of add-ons, which, in the current market, wouldn’t be surprising after an, albeit very talented, 18-year-old switched clubs for €180m (after an initial one-year loan) last summer.
Of course, much like the hype surrounding Kylian Mbappé when he first broke onto the scene, a lot will depend on whether or not Pellegri can keep up this goalscoring form, and considering Genoa are currently starting him regularly, he certainly will get his chance to prove himself.