Mino Raiola backs Arsenal's Donyell Malen to be a 'revelation'

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Super agent Mino Raiola believes Arsenal may have unearthed football's next big star after he named Donyell Malen as the one youngster he is most excited about.

With Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic on his books, the Dutchman certainly has an eye for a talented footballer and now Arsenal fans will be hoping he is right about another rising star.

In an extensive interview with the Daily Mail, Raiola was asked to name the players to watch in the near future. Malen, as previously mentioned was included alongside Gianluigi Donnarumma, the 17-year-old goalkeeper who is already first-choice for AC Milan.

Also named were Watford's Etienne Capoue and Juventus starlet Moise Kean but none of those three appear to compare to Malen, who Raiola believes could become a "revelation" in the near future.

Raiola said: "I believe Etienne Capoue will have a great season. He is a top, top player and has the ability to play in the best teams in the Premier League or Europe.

"Gianluigi Donnarumma is in the national team at 17 so he will continue to get better with Italy and AC Milan, Moise Kean is doing well at Juventus but one who I am excited about is already with a Premier League club and that is Donyell Malen at Arsenal.

"He is a very talented young Dutch player with lots of ability, he is at a very good club with a great manager and I think he can be a revelation.'

Who is Donyell Malen?

While the inclusion of Capoue will come as the biggest surprise, especially to Tottenham fans, the mention of Malen is likely to excite Arsenal fans in equal measure. Indeed, the vast majority have probably never heard of him up until now.

But ask around Arsenal's Hale End academy and you will be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn't know exactly what this young Dutchman is about. The 17-year-old has made quite the impression since arriving from Ajax in 2015, where he was coached by none other than Dennis Bergkamp.

It took him only six months to be promoted from the Under-18 side to the Under-21s and he marked his debut for the team with a sensational solo effort against Brighton, which you can view below.

But that goal was one of only 14 he scored at both age levels in the last campaign. Check out his best moments in this montage:

This season, he has picked up where he left off, scoring three goals in three starts for the Under-18s. It all points to exactly why Raiola thinks he is the man to watch.

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