Gianluigi Donnarumma might not stay at AC Milan after reports in Italian press suggested PSG’s keen interest in signing the Italy international.
Gianluigi Donnarumma is perhaps one of the finest goalkeepers in the world right now. While AC Milan were struggling for form and consistency throughout last season, Donnarumma never experienced a dip in form.
For PSG’s sporting director Leonardo, bringing Donnarumma to Parc des Princes would be his biggest move of the summer. The former AC Milan technical director knows how good Donnarumma is and is eager to add him to the PSG stable of supreme talent.
At the age of 20, Donnarumma has his best years ahead of him. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Leonardo believes that he can convince AC Milan into selling one of their most prized assets. The Brazilian wants to offer Milan Alphonse Areola as part of the deal and put an end to the eternal question of who will be club’s number 1 for next season and years to come. Kevin Trapp is back in Frankfurt and Areola is better off elsewhere.
Valued at €50 million, Donarrumma might be part of a player plus cash deal. Such a deal will see Milan sign up Areola along with €20 million in their coffers. And the club’s management might consider this option seriously keeping in mind the noose of Financial Fair Play that keeps hanging above them.
While he doesn’t mind staying at San Siro, the young Italian would be eager to play at a club where immediate success may follow. At just 20, Donnarumma has four years of Italian Serie A experience in the bag.
Moreover, Milan are likely to be in transition for the next couple of years. Winning trophies might be something that doesn’t happen at once. And a player of his quality might be forced into considering his options.