Agent: Kirev Is The New Buffon; Confirms Juventus Move

The player's agent has spoken, and his suggestions confirm that Juventus have signed the young custodian...

Mario Kirev's agent Giacomo Petralito believes the Slavia Sofia goalkeeper is the new Gianluigi Buffon as reports in Italy claim Juventus have snapped up the 19-year-old.

Tuttosport earlier claimed that Juve have already secured the services of the Bulgarian international, and that the only thing missing is the Italian giants announcing the deal as official.

The player's agent believes his client is the new Buffon as he heaps high praise on the stopper.

"Kirev the new Buffon? I think he will be. He was already a first choice for Sofia when he was 19 and he has been the captain of his national side too," Petralito told Calciomercato.it.

"A lot of teams have asked about him and he have had contacts with Manchester City, Getafe and Hamburg.

"However, as soon as Juventus took a look then eventual talk happened.

"Juventus had already decided and the player underwent a medical. We have to wait for it to be announced officially."

It is believed the Bianconeri will send Kirev out on loan to gain experience and Swiss side Grasshoppers seem like his next destination.

Salvatore Landolina, Goal.com