The youngster's representative has confirmed the Turin giants have been in contact over a possible move, yet a switch to England is the most likely scenario
By Andrea Ghislandi
The agent of Dinamo Zagreb wonderkid Mateo Kovacic has claimed that Juventus have shown an interest in his client, but a move to the Premier League appears more realistic.
Kovacic, 17, is a first-team regular for the Croatian club and is the youngest player in the team's history to captain the side.
A move to one of Europe's top leagues appears to be on the horizon and the youngster's agent Marcel Kacinari is confident Kovacic is England bound.
"I will not hide the fact there was interest from Juventus a couple of months ago but nothing since then," the Fifa representative exclusively told Goal.com.
"It is most likely that he will go to England where the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United are leading the race. Dinamo Zagreb have done business in the past with several Premier League teams."
Kacinari then went on to explain why he believes a move to England would be more beneficial for the Croatia Under-21 international.
"Those clubs [Arsenal and Manchester United] are spending a lot of money investing in young talent and have the patience to wait," he added.
"All the major European clubs are following him and with him playing against Real Madrid on Wednesday, the list of suitors will increase."
Kovacic became the youngest debutant and goalscorer for Dinamo when he found the net in the 6-0 win over Hrvatski Dragovoljac in November 2010.