Manchester United are targeting AC Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma to replace the Spain international David de Gea in goal heading into the new campaign, according to The Sun.
The 22-year-old star is one of the best young shot-stoppers in the world and in spite of his age, he is already a veteran of 251 matches for the Italian giants.
While I Rossoneri are keen to keep him, he has thus far rejected multiple advances from the Italians regarding a fresh deal.
AC Milan have now accepted that he’ll be leaving and have snapped up Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan to replace him.
It is not every day that a player of Gianluigi’s abilities becomes available on the market, let alone for nothing.
The Italy international could potentially be the solution to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s goalkeeping conundrum.
Despite there being no transfer sum, the club will need to splash the cash in agent fee and wages to sign him. Mino Raiola often gets his clients lucrative contracts.
Milan’s offer worth €8 million per year didn’t meet the demands of the super-agent, who wanted at least €10 million per season as well as a commission of around €20 million.
Ole has rotated between David de Gea and Dean Henderson this season but wants to avoid it next time around. While the Englishman has often shown his inexperience, David’s best days may be behind him.