Raiola snaps up Crystal Palace starlet Atta amid transfer interest
Super agent Mino Raiola signs up 16-year-old Crystal Palace wonderkid Zion Atta amid interest from Liverpool and Manchester City… with England youth star having already turned down pro contract at Selhurst Park
- Crystal Palace teenager Zion Atta has had big offers from Roma and Ajax
- The Eagles fended off Liverpool and Manchester City for Atta last year
- Atta is understood to have turned down a pro contract offer from Palace
- Mino Raiola has added the youngster to his star-studded list of clients
Super agent Mino Raiola has snapped up Crystal Palace starlet Zion Atta.
Raiola, whose star-studded client list includes Paul Pogba, Erling Haaland and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has added England youth international Atta to his stables as interest in the exciting forward ramps up.
Roma and Ajax have made big offers to tempt the 16 year-old forward away from the Selhurst Park club.
Crystal Palace teenager Zion Atta could be on his way out of the club with Ajax and Roma keen
Raiola’s involvement in Atta’s future is the latest ominous sign for Palace with the 53 year-old renowned for securing moves for his players.
Atta is understood to have turned down a new scholarship and professional contract offer from Palace as he seeks a clearer pathway to first-team football.
And the firmed up approaches from abroad represent another challenge to Palace in their attempts to retain Atta.
Mino Raiola has snapped up the youngster as interest in the young forward ramps up
Atta joins Raiola’s star-studded client list which includes Paul Pogba and Erling Haaland
They fended off some of the biggest clubs in England, including Manchester City and Liverpool who have shown renewed interest this season, and Europe to tie Atta down on scholarship terms last year.
Atta has family links to Italy’s capital city, potentially boosting Roma’s hopes.
Subsequently he is eligible for Italy as well as the Ivory Coast but has most recently been part of the England under-16 setup.
Palace paid Millwall a guaranteed £60,000 to sign him from their south London rivals aged 13.
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