"Perin is destined for greatness," the official told Radio Toscana. "I believe that he is ready to be the post-Buffon.
"I think that, in the future, he will play for either Milan or Juventus. I have no doubts - he'll be there after Buffon, on the international stage too.
"I see him on a daily basis, in training and in games, he's like a 30-year-old. He's an exemplary professional for someone who was born in 1992, for the way he intensely trains."