Striker linked to Liverpool and Tottenham 'is like Van Persie' - agent

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Tottenham and Liverpool linked striker Valmir Berisha has been compared to the former Arsenal man and now Manchester United forward.

Valmir Berisha is a young footballer the world is likely to hear a lot about in the future, finishing top scorer at the under-17 World Cup earlier this month with seven goals.

The Swedish forward plays for the under-19 side of Halmstad in his homeland, but in all probability not for much longer.

He is now being pursued by sides across Europe, inevitably being tagged as the 'the next Ibrahimovic'.

The Mirror reported earlier this week that Tottenham were hoping to steal a march on the competition and sign him for around £500,000. 

Now The Express have claimed that Liverpool are also hot on his trail, citing Scandinavian reports as the source.

The 17-year-old is also big news in Italy, where his agent Anders Karlsson has been talking to the press.

He was asked by the interviewer from TuttoMercatoWeb of his likeness to Robin van Persie, to which he agreed:

"Yes, (he is like him), also like Ibrahimovic at times, a mix between the two."

Anybody who has seen either player in recent months will agree that's quite a combination.

He had mixed news for the clubs chasing his signature, adding that half of Europe are after him, but Premier League clubs hold the most serious interest.

"No names, but I can say that I'm there are teams from England, Germany, Holland, Spain, Portugal and Italy ... of course... the interest is high from England, as well as the power of the pound."

Check Berisha out in action below and make your own mind up...

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