One of Michael Kayode’s representatives confirms several Premier League clubs have been scouting the 19-year-old this season, but Fiorentina ‘must not be worried.’

Kayode has gotten regular playing time at the Stadio Franchi despite his young age this term. He made his debut in the opening league match of the season against Genoa and has collected 25 appearances across all competitions this term.

The promising Italian defender scored his first Serie A goal in a 2-1 victory over Lazio on Monday night.

“We spoke after the game. I am happy for Mike because he deserves it,” Andrea Ritorni, who is part of the defender’s entourage, told RadioFirenzeViola.

“He had a bad injury that forced him out of action for a while and it wasn’t easy to be involved in the group again. Now I can say he is 100% fit. He feels well physically and mentally.”

Marco Domenichini, Luciano Spalletti’s Italy assistant, was in the stands at the Stadio Franchi yesterday and saw Kayode score his first Serie A goal.

“I am happy Kayo performed well in front of Spalletti’s assistant. He has gained personality, he almost looks like a veteran,” said his agent.

“A call from the national team would be the missing piece. Michael dreams of his call every day.”

Arsenal are said to be among the clubs monitoring the 19-year-old and Ritorni confirmed several Premier League clubs have been watching his client in 2023-24.

“Yes, but Fiorentina must not be worried. There’s a contract and Michael is happy in this club and in this team,” he said.

“Obviously, several Premier League clubs have scouted him, but it’s normal and is part of life and football. Fiorentina tied him down with a nice contract and many bonuses, so we want to do well with La Viola.”

Kayode’s contract at the Stadio Franchi runs out in June 2028, but Fiorentina have an option to extend it for a further campaign.

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